May 18, 2022

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Anti-abortion is optional for the post of Speaker of the European Parliament

The European Parliament will elect its new president on Tuesday, which could go to Maltese conservative Roberto Metzola, who, despite his opposition to abortion, is going bad with many MEPs.

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CThe election is one of the two highlights of the first full session of the 2022 legislature in Strasbourg, and Wednesday’s speech by Emmanuel Macron sets out the objectives of the French EU presidency for the next six months.

The week ended this week, following the death of Italian David Sassoli on January 11, when Roberto Metzola, a member of the right-wing group of the EPP, the organisation’s first political force, became the favorite to seize power. In the summer of 2024.

She opposes three other candidates: Spaniard Chirac Reco (far left), Paul Cosma Slodovsky (ECR, Euroseptics) and Swedish Alice Ba Kunke (Greens). They will each briefly defend their vision ahead of Tuesday morning’s vote.

Roberta Metzola, MEP’s vice president since 2013 and vice president of parliament since 2020, turns 43 on Tuesday, having recently been ill for several weeks, acting as David Sosoli. But the mother of 4 was criticized by some of her colleagues: her beliefs against abortion, and the widespread perception in Malta, the last EU country where abortion was completely illegal.

Aware of the reservation he had raised on the issue, he vowed that “it would be his duty to represent the seat of parliament”, including sexual and reproductive rights, in the event of an election.

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