Roberta Metsola

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Roberta Metsola

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President of the European Parliament
Assumed office
11 January 2022
Acting: 11 January 2022 – 18 January 2022
Vice PresidentOthmar Karas
Preceded byDavid Sassoli
First Vice President of the European Parliament
In office
12 November 2020 – 18 January 2022
PresidentDavid Sassoli
Preceded byMairead McGuinness
Succeeded byOthmar Karas
Member of the European Parliament
for Malta
Assumed office
24 April 2013
Preceded bySimon Busuttil
Personal details
Born
Roberta Tedesco Triccas[1]

(1979-01-18) 18 January 1979 (age 43)
Saint Julian's, Malta
CitizenshipMaltese
Political partyNationalist Party
Other political
affiliations
European People's Party
Spouse(s)
Ukko Metsola (m. 2005)
Children4
EducationUniversity of Malta
College of Europe

Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas (born 18 January 1979) is a Maltese politician.[2] Metsola is the 17th and current President of the European Parliament since 2022. She is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing Malta since 2013.

On 11 January 2022, Metsola became the Acting President of the European Parliament after the death of David Sassoli.[3][4] She was officially elected president on 18 January 2022 by the European Parliament, becoming the first Maltese person, youngest person at aged 43 and the first woman since 2002 to be elected to the presidency.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Vogel, Toby (30 April 2013). "Maltese politician accused of fraud elected to European Parliament". European Voice.
  2. "European Parliament candidate Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas". Times of Malta. Archived from the original on 1 May 2009.
  3. "European Parliament President David Sassoli dies aged 65". POLITICO. 2022-01-11. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  4. "EU flags at half-mast after death of parliament speaker Sassoli". France 24. 2022-01-11. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  5. "Roberta Metsola elected European Parliament president in landslide victory". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2022-01-18.