PES congratulates Iratxe García Pérez on her election as S&D President


Iratxe García Pérez

Iratxe García Pérez addresses the PES Election Congress in Madrid 

The Party of European Socialists (PES) warmly congratulates Spanish MEP Iratxe García Pérez, and First Vice-President of the PES, on her election as the new President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“Iratxe is a dedicated and effective campaigner for social justice, and a proud pro-European and feminist. I have seen first-hand her work within the PES and in Parliament, and with her commitment, drive and experience I am confident she will lead the S&D from strength to strength in this mandate. I look forward to working alongside her and other progressive colleagues as our political family campaigns for a fairer, freer and more sustainable Europe for all.”

Sergei Stanishev added:

“I would also like to thank the outgoing S&D President Udo Bullmann, who fought incredibly hard for progressive change from his very first day in the role. Our political family owes him a great debt of gratitude. He is a valued colleague in Parliament and I hope he will continue to play a substantive part in the progressive political family and as an MEP in the S&D group.”

Iratxe García Pérez was elected as the new President of the S&D Group today. This is her second term as a Member of the European Parliament from the list of Spanish socialists party PSOE. She was elected as Vice-president of the party of the European Socialists during the PES congress in Lisbon in 2018.