The position of the ALDE Party President and of six Vice Presidents are up for election at this year's Congress.
The deadline for nominations for the election of Bureau members was Friday 4 October. The nominations received by that time are as follows:
Nominations received for the position of President:
Hans van Baalen, VVD, the Netherlands Nomination letter
Nominations received for the 6 positions of Vice-President:
Daniel Berg, Momentum Hungary Nomination letter
Boris Blažeković, HNS Croatia Nomination letter
Sal Brinton, UK Liberal Democrats Nomination letter
Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil Ireland Nomination letter
Annelou van Egmond, D66 Netherlands Nomination letter
Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MRF Bulgaria Nomination letter
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, FDP Germany Nomination letter
Radu Mihail, USR Romania Nomination letter
Tatiana Terekhova, European Party of Ukraine Nomination letter
Resolutions and Urgency Resolutions
Please note that in accordance with ALDE Party statutes the deadline to submit draft resolutions to the ALDE Party Congress is two months prior to the Congress.
Resolutions must be submitted via the online platform (debate.aldeparty.eu) by 23:59 CET on Friday 30 August.
The platform will be activated in August and International Officers will be given administrative rights to upload draft resolutions upon registration on this platform or can use their access codes from previous years. If you have not received or cannot find your debate platform login details, contact Andrew on the details below.
Member parties will receive a consolidated dossier of all draft resolutions submitted at the latest by Friday 13 September.
Amendments to draft resolutions must then be submitted by Friday 27 September, also via the online platform at debate.aldeparty.eu.
Member parties will then receive a consolidated dossier of all amendments submitted to the draft resolutions by Friday 4 October.
Draft urgency resolutions can be submitted via the online platform debate.aldeparty.eu until Thursday 24 October at 12:00 CET. They must not exceed 300 words and must deal with issues or developments that occurred since the deadline for regular resolutions.
If you have any questions and queries regarding the resolution and amendment submission process, please contact Andrew Burgess, ALDE Party Political Adviser, on [email protected]
Statutes and Internal Regulations
Member parties will receive the proposed amendments to the Statutes and Internal Regulations at the latest by Friday 13 September.
Delegation lists will close at 12:00 CET on Friday 18 October.
After this point, changes can only be made in the statutory exceptional cases of flight cancellation, sickness, or unforeseen political developments. In such cases, please contact the ALDE Party Secretariat immediately [email protected]
Failure of the International Officer to assign all voting rights by this deadline will result in that delegation being unable to exercise unallocated votes.
To review the number of votes each delegation is entitled to, please download the delegation list below.
As per past years, there will be various different styles of voting.
For voting on resolutions and statute changes, also during Working Groups and Matters of Procedure, electronic voting pads (or vote by show of hand, as decided by the Chair) will be used. Results will be announced immediately.
For the elections of new Bureau members however, a vote in-person system will be used. Voting delegates will be required to go to an electronic voting booth, there their right to vote will be checked, before they proceed to voting on an interactive voting screen. The booths will open for an extended period throughout the Congress, permitting delegates to go to vote whenever is convenient for them. The voting booths will be located within the main Congress venue and will therefore be easily accessible, technicians and ALDE Party staff will be on hand throughout the voting session to help with this process.
Further information about voting and elections during Congress will become available here over the coming months, so keep checking back to this page.
Procedures for the election of the President and Vice Presidents
Election of the President:
As stipulated in the ALDE Party Statutes, adopted by the ALDE Party Congress in Warsaw on 1-3 December 2016 (art. 21, a):
“The President and the Treasurer are elected separately, by a majority of more than 50% of the votes cast. If there are more than two candidates, and no one obtains more than 50% of the votes cast, a second round takes place between the two candidates who obtained the most votes.”
Election of the Vice Presidents:
As stipulated in the ALDE Party Statutes, adopted by the ALDE Party Congress in Warsaw on 1-3 December 2016 (art. 21, b) [emphasis added to highlight change to previous procedure]:
“The Vice Presidents are elected on a single ballot paper. Delegates can choose as many candidates as they wish to up to the maximum number of vacancies to be filled. The candidates with the most votes are elected in the order of the amount of votes.”
“Only candidates reaching the quorum defined as follows are elected: 1/the positions available, i.e. that for 2 positions the quorum will 1/2 = 50% of the ballots cast (and not of total votes), for 3 positions 1/3=33,33% of the ballots cast, for 4 positions 1/4 =25% of the ballots cast, etc.”
“In case of only 1 vacant position for a round of election, the principle of simple majority shall be used, as is the case with the positions of President and Treasurer.”
“Candidates failing to obtain the quorum in the first round can run in the second round where there will be no quorum. Those obtaining the highest number of votes are elected until all vacant mandates are filled. If two or more candidates obtain the same number of votes for the last vacant mandate, an extra round will be arranged between those candidates to determine who will fill the mandate.”
In case one or several candidates miss the quorum, a second round of election will be held.
The returning officers will ensure anonymity of the votes by supervising the process and ensuring that the data is not retained following the vote.
Timetable and Congress Deadlines
Please find a full overview of Congress deadlines available to download below.