Martin Hojsík MEP, from ALDE Party member Progresívne Slovensko (PS), was elected European Parliament Vice-President for Renew Europe on 18 October.
The 46-year-old from Bratislava, Slovakia, will replace PS leader Michal Šimečka MEP, who is leaving his role as MEP and European Parliament Vice-President after he was elected as Member of Parliament in Slovakia earlier this month.
Hojsík was elected by acclamation during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday. He will become Renew Europe’s third Vice-President in the European Parliament’s 14-strong bureau joining Dita Charanzová MEP (ANO 2011, CZ) and Nicola Beer MEP (FDP, DE).
Hojsík was elected to the European Parliament in 2019 for PS alongside Šimečka, but was previously known for his work as an activist and environmental expert.
PS recorded a historic result at the Slovak parliamentary elections held on September 30, winning 32 seats in the chamber and becoming the second-biggest political force in the country.