Lídia Pereira (PSD) elected EPP vice-president after Rangel’s departure

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Social Democrat MEP Lídia Pereira was today elected vice-president of the European People’s Party (EPP), taking over the post previously held by Paulo Rangel, with just one more plenary session scheduled for Strasbourg next week.

Lídia Pereira, the PSD’s ‘number two’ on the lists for the last European elections in 2019, was unanimously elected, according to a statement released by the party.

Paulo Rangel was vice-president of the EPP, but gave up his role as an MEP to join the XXIV Constitutional Government as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The 32-year-old economist is a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and, as of today, one of the EPP’s ten vice-presidents.

There is only one more plenary session before the European elections, in Strasbourg next week.

Social Democrat Paulo Rangel has been replaced in the EP by Ana Miguel Santos, eighth on the list of candidates for 2019.

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