Iratxe Garcia elected as chairperson of the S&D Group

On 18th June, MEP Iratxe Garcia was elected as chair of the Socialists and Democrats group (S&D), which is the second largest in the European Parliament, with 153 seats. She no longer had any rival since the group’s former chairperson, Udo Bullmann from Germany, had withdrawn his candidacy the previous day.  I. Garcia, a member of the Spanish socialist workers’ party, has been a member of the European Parliament since 2004.