End of the nominations period
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
It is an honour to be here before you today, following the end of the nomination period I have been left as the sole candidate running for S&D leadership and so I am pleased to accept my role as the new leader of the S&D Europarty. I'd like to thank outgoing president Marie Rivas for her service as leader, and hope that we can work together in the future.
Europarties have not been as active as they were in the past, let's work together to change that. We come a long way as a party, and we still have a long way to go, and as the new leader I am excited to be able to help move us along this path. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and I will endeavor to represent you with the utmost transparency and boldness.
Finally, I'd like to invite my running mate Ms. Giertruda Warszawska to also give a speech. Thank you for your time.