Our President is the political head of our institution. He/she directs our activities, chairs full meetings and acts as our representative at global events and gatherings.
The President serves as head of our Executive Committee, which guides and monitors our work.
Our Presidents are all leading figures with a strong parliamentary background in their own country. They have included many Speakers and Presidents of Parliament, along with former prime ministers and MPs.
Presidents are elected for one mandate of three years only by our Governing Council. We try to ensure that there is a regular rotation between our geopolitical groups.
Our current President is Portuguese MP Mr. Duarte Pacheco, who was elected in November 2020.