As per the deadline of 13 May 2022, the ALDE Party Secretariat received the nominations below:
- For ALDE Presidency
Co-Presidency by Timmy Dooley (Fianna Fáil, Ireland) & Ilhan Kyuchyuk (MRF, Bulgaria)
- For ALDE Vice-Presidency (5 positions available)
Dániel Berg (Momentum, Hungary)
Sal Brinton (Liberal Democrats, United Kingdom)
Svenja Hahn (FDP, Germany)
Kira Rudik (Holos, Ukraine)
Anna Stürgkh (NEOS, Austria)
Annelou van Egmond (D66, The Netherlands)
Meet the candidates - ALDE Party Bureau Leadership elections 2022
Join us for an online debate ahead of the Congress and get to know the candidates and their vision for European liberalism!
Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 15.30 to 16.30 CEST (Brussels times)
REGISTER HERE and submit your questions in advance.
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 15 April.
The platform will be activated in April 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 22 April.
Amendments to draft resolutions must then be submitted by Friday 6 May, 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 13 May.
Draft urgency resolutions can be submitted via the online platform debate.aldeparty.eu until Wednesday 1 June 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 (15 April).
If you have any questions and queries regarding the resolution and amendment submission process, please contact Andrew Burgess, ALDE Party Senior Political Adviser, on [email protected]
Delegation lists will close at 12:00 CET on Thursday 26 May.
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, also during Working Groups, electronic voting (or vote by show of hand, as decided by the Chair) will be used. Results will be announced immediately.
All voting during the Congress will take place via the OneTec voting system at: www.votingonline.eu If you have been allocated a voting right by your International Officer as a delegate of a full member party that has paid its 2022 membership fees, you will receive your personal login credentials to access this voting platform by email.
This email will be sent from "[email protected]" so please also check your spam folder to check if you have received it. This login will be unique to you.
Voting during the sessions
If you are able to, we recommend logging onto this voting website using a mobile device, so that when the votes are called during the session, you have your own personal voting device in your hand. This platform also works via your internet browser.
You will be able to access the platform during the votes, but you will not be able to cast a ballot on a vote already held.
What if I hold a proxy vote?
If you have been allocated a vote and a proxy voting right by your member party, after logging in with your personal credentials, your vote will count twice.
Voting rights were programmed into the system following the deadline on 26 May to submit voting lists.
You will be able to cast your ballot for the Bureau elections via the OneTec voting system at www.votingonline.eu during the windows advertised on the programme. If you have a proxy vote, you will receive two voting codes to cast your ballots in the elections. Once you have submitted your vote, you will not be able to change it.
Procedures for the election of the President and Vice Presidents
The Bureau shall consist of 11 members, elected by the Congress, amongst whom a President, nine Vice Presidents and a Treasurer. Members of the Bureau cannot serve more than three consecutive mandates of two years each in the same position and no more than eight years in total.
Election of the President:
As stipulated in the ALDE Party Statutes, adopted by the ALDE Party Congress in Athens, Greece, on 24-26 October 2019 (art. 25, 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 Athens, Greece, on 24-26 October 2019 (art. 25, b):
“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 326 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 one vacant position for a round of election, the principle of simple majority shall be used, as is the case with the position 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 the event that a sitting Vice President or Treasurer runs for the position of President, an additional mandate would become vacant should that person be elected President.”
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.