Hans van Baalen (VVD, The Netherlands) has been elected as the new President of the ALDE Party at the ALDE Party Congress in Budapest succeeding Sir Graham Watson.
Hans van Baalen is currently a Member of the European Parliament for VVD since 2009. Before that he was a Member of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands from 1999 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2009. He was also the President of Liberal International between 2009 and 2014.
The newly elected Vice-Presidents are: Timmy Dooley DT (Fianna Fail, Ireland), Fredrick Federley MEP (Center Party, Sweden), Ilhan Kyuchyuc MEP (MRF, Bulgaria), Markus Löning (FDP, Germany), Marta Pascal MP (CDC, Catalonia, Spain) and Ros Scott (Liberal Democrats, United Kingdom).
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The ALDE Party consists of 55 member parties and many individual members from 37 countries across Europe.
The ALDE Party has just hosted its 36th Annual Congress in Budapest, Hungary from 19-21 November.