ELDR Congress 2012 - Elections | ALDE Party

ELDR Congress 2012 - Elections

Candidates for ELDR Vice President (in alphabetical order)

Čedomir Jovanović

Liberalno Demokratska Partija, Serbia

Čedomir Jovanovic was first elected to the Serbian Parliament in December 2000 becoming the youngest majority caucus leader in the Serbian Parliament ever. At a sizable personal risk, Jovanović played a key role in the arrest and extradition to The Hague of Slobodan Milosevic in March 2001 by persuading him to surrender peacefully so as to avoid any bloodshed. In March 2003, after the assassination of Prime Minister Z. Đinđić, Jovanović  became Deputy PM in charge of EU integration and coordination of reforms, including the drafting of the Action Plan on further harmonisation of relations between Serbia and Montenegro. In November 2005, Čedomir founded and since then has led the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He has been an MP and the LDP caucus leader since 2007 and the main proponent of liberal reforms, Serbia’s accession to the EU and NATO and reconciliation and cooperation in the SEE region. Jovanović graduated in dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.

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Ramona Manescu

Partidul National Liberal, Romania

Ramona has been member of the European Parliament since 2007, active as ALDE Coordinator in the Committee for Regional Development and member in the Committee for Employment and Social Affairs. In 2008, she was designated MEP of the Year for Culture and Education, a distinction awarded by The Parliament Magazine. She held different positions in the Romanian Liberal Party and also served as Vice President of IFLRY, the international organization of liberal youth, between 2003-2005. Holding a law degree and a Masters in international relations, Ramona also served as foreign policy advisor in the Romanian Parliament. Prior to her election to the European Parliament she served as vice-chairwoman and Undersecretary of the National Youth Authority in Romania.

Dick Roche

Fianna Fail, Ireland

He was a member of the Irish Parliament from 1987 until 2011. Dick served as Irish Minister for European Affairs between 2002 and 2004 and again between 2007 and 2011. From 2004 to 2007 Dick served as Irish Minister for Environment Heritage and Local Government. As Minister for European Affairs Dick was esponsible for the Nice II Referendum Campaign, for the preparation of Ireland’s highly successful 2004 European Union Presidency and led Ireland’s delegation at the Convention on the Future of Europe. In his second term as Minister for European Affairs Dick was a leading member of the Irish Government’s successful 2009 Lisbon II Referendum campaign. Before entering politics, Dick lectured in Public Administration & Public Finance at University College Dublin: a position he held until 2002. He also served as the Chairman of the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace and was the first Irish citizen to be awarded a UN Human Rights Fellowship.

Dick was elected ELDR Vice President in 2010.

Candidate for ELDR Treasurer

Roman Jakič

ZARES, Slovenia

In 2011 he was elected to the Slovenian Parliament on the list of Pozitivna Slovenija.  He is the chairman of the parliamentary committee for EU affairs and also is a delegate in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Roman serves as a member of the City Council of Ljubljana.He already was member of the Slovenian Parliament from 1990-92 and 1996-2004 Between 2002 and 04 he was observer of Slovenia at the European parliament and chaired the Committee on Foreign Policy.  Between 1991 - 1998 he was Vice-president of IFLRY. Before his most recent election he served as general manager of all public Sports facilities  in Ljubljana. Roman is a graduated teacher and professor of sociology from the University of Ljubljana.

Roman was elected Treasurer of the ELDR Party in 2010.

Candidate for European Liberal Women's Network President

Norica Nicolai

Partidul National Liberal, Romania

Mrs. Nicolai is a member of the European Parliament since 2009, Head of the Romanian Liberal Delegation, active amongst others, in the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality where she has been rapporteur for the Report on Women’s Situation in War adopted on the 2nd of February 2012. Prior to this she was a member of the Romanian Senate from 2000 to 2008 where she served on the defense, anticorruption, equal opportunity, and judiciary committees and held the position of Vice‐president of the Senate for one year. She also served as secretary of state in the Ministry of Labour being in charge amongst others with the domain of gender equality. Between 2003 and 2011 she held the position of President of the Women’s Organization of the National Liberal Party. On her professional background Mrs. Nicolai holds a degree from the School of Law of the University in Bucharest.

Flo Clucas

Liberal Democrats, UK

Flo Clucas is President of the Women's International Centre for Economic Development, which works in partnership with women's organisations around the world, to  grow women's economic equality, role in decision making, and access. She  is currently the Advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool on European Affairs. She serves on the Regional Management Committee for EU funds, a role she has occupied since 1999. A member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) from 2002-2012, Flo was President of the ALDE Group from 2008-2012 and from 2010-2012 Chair  of the CoR Ad Hoc Committee on the EU Financial Framework 2014-20. In these roles, Flo campaigned for measures to promote women's entrepreneurship and gender equality in EU policies, on a bilateral basis and on numerous occasions with President Barroso and other EU decision makers. A Liverpool City Councillor from 1986-2012, she has served as Deputy Leader of the Council and as an Executive Member from 1998-2010. She is a former member of the UK's Federal Executive of the Liberal Democrats and has stood for the Liberal Democrats at almost all elections for the UK Parliament and European Parliament since 1987 and local government elections since 1982.