Volt Elects New Leadership and Sets Strategy to Win 25 Seats in 2024 European Election
> Italian Francesca Romana D’Antuono elected Volt Europa’s female co-President alongside Dutch incumbent Reinier van Lanschot
> Volt Europa also elects new treasurer, board members and conflict resolution body at General Assembly in Lisbon
> Cypriot party Neo Kyma announces to join Volt, as does Portuguese MEP Francisco Guerreiro
Lisbon, 18th of October 2021 - Volt elected a new leadership, which will focus on professionalising and diversifying the pan-European party in order to achieve the goal of forming its own political group in the European Parliament by 2024.
Francesca Romana D'Antuono from Volt Italia and Reinier van Lanschot from Volt Nederland were elected as co-Presidents by more than 1,000 Volt members attending the party’s General Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal, and online over the weekend.
Johannes Heinrich from Volt Switzerland was elected as treasurer. Anouk Ooms from Volt the Netherlands, Thor Larholm from Volt Denmark, Lucia Nass from Volt France, Lucas Amorelli Ribeiro Kornexl from Volt Austria, Ines Consonni from Volt Italy and Charles Evain from Volt France were elected non-executive board members. All of them were elected for a two-year term.
Volt was founded in 2017 as a response to the rise of populism and the far-right and it has since grown to more than 18,000 members across 28 European countries. The party has won seats in the European Parliament, in the Dutch national assembly and in local councils in Portugal, Italy, Germany and Bulgaria. The new political leadership sets a clear goal of winning 25 parliamentary seats from at least seven countries in the 2024 European elections to, eventually, help build a federal European Republic.
“Thank you for putting your trust in me. We’re going to have an amazing couple of years ahead of us”, Francesca Romana D'Antuono told members. “I ask you to challenge me every time you can.”
“In the coming two years, we are going to build on what we have, grow and make sure the European Parliamentary elections in 2024 will be a massive success”, added Reinier van Lanschot.
Cooperation with Neo Kyma
Volt announced an alliance with the Cypriot party Neo Kyma. Volt will support Neo Kyma during the Cypriot presidential election in 2023 while Neo Kyma will officially become Volt Cyprus and run in the 2024 European elections. “Both Volt and Neo Kyma believe in citizen participation and are actively working on creating a more sustainable, modern and digital life in Europe”, commented Reinier van Lanschot, co-president of Volt Europa . “We are excited to collaborate for upcoming elections.”
Portuguese MEP to join Volt
Francisco Guerreiro, member of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, announced during the assembly that he will join Volt Portugal at the end of his current mandate.
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Volt France is the French chapter of the pan-European political movement Volt Europa, founded in March 2017 and present in all EU countries. In 2019, it garnered over half a million votes across the continent in the European elections and won its first seat in the European Parliament. Since then, its candidates have been elected to various municipal bodies in several countries. Volt wants to tackle pressing issues such as climate change, social inequality and economic crises through a more democratic and unified Europe.
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