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The Presidency meets regularly (every two to four months) in between Congresses and takes decisions on the daily management of the work of the PES.

The Presidency consists of the President (who chairs the meetings), one representative of each full member party, one representative of each full member organisation, the Secretary General and the President of the Parliamentary Group of the PES. The President of the European Parliament (if s/he is a member of the Socialist & Democrats Group) and one representative per associate party/organization also take part in Presidency meetings.


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Sergei Stanishev - President
Achim Post - Secretary General 

Full Members of the Presidency

Werner Faymann - SPÖ Austria
Marie Arena - PS Belgium
Said El-Khadraoui - SP.A Belgium
Kristian Vigenin - BSP Bulgaria
Neven Mimica - SDP Croatia
Demetris Papadakis - EDEK Cyprus
Vladimir Spidla - CSSD Czech Republic
Jeppe Kofod - SD Denmark
Marju Lauristin - SDE Estonia
Tytti Tuppurainen - SDP Finland
Philip Cordery - PS France
Martin Schulz - SPD Germany
Sylvana Rapti - PASOK Greece
László Kovács - MSZP Hungary
Ruairi Quinn - Treasurer; LP Ireland
Enzo Amendola - PD Italy 
to be nominated - PS Italy
Zigmantas Balcytis - LSDP Lithuania
Claude Haagen - LSAP Luxembourg
Marc Vella Bonnici - PL Malta
Kirsten Meijer - PvdA Netherlands
Raymond Johansen- DNA Norway
Konrad Golota - SLD Poland
Sergio Sousa Pinto - PS Portugal 
Rovana Plumb - PSD Romania
Katarina Nevedalova - SMER Slovakia
Tanja Fajon - SD Slovenia
Iratxe Garcia Perez - PSOE Spain
Andrine Winther - SAP Sweden
Pat McFadden - LP Great Britain, United Kingdom
Alasdair McDonnell - SDLP Northern Ireland

Full Member Organizations

Gianni Pittella - S&D Group in the European Parliament
Catiuscia Marini - PES Group in the Committee of the Regions
Zita Gurmai - PES Women
Laura Slimani- YES
Ernst Stetter - FEPS

Associate parties

Zlatko Lagumdzija - SDP Bosnia Herzegovina
Sveltina Yolcheva - PBS Bulgaria
Radmila Shekerinska - SDUM FYR Macedonia
Árni Páll Árnason - Samylkingin Iceland 
Nils Usakovs - Concord Latvia
Dusko Markovic - DPS Montenegro
Ranko Krivokapic - SDP Montenegro
Bojan Pajtic - DS Serbia
Mario Carera - SP Switzerland
Eyyup Doru  - HDP Turkey
Kader Sevinç - CHP Turkey

Associate Organisations

Konstantin Woinoff - Progressive Alliance
Andreas Gross - Socialist Group in the Council of Europe
Aurelien Mazuy - Rainbow Rose

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