Emily O'Reilly expected to secure European Ombudsman post

Tuesday 02 July 2013 22.40
Emily O'Reilly finished joint first in the initial round of balloting
Emily O'Reilly finished joint first in the initial round of balloting

Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has finished joint first in the initial round of balloting by MEPs to appoint a European Ombudsman.

Six candidates, including three sitting MEPs, are competing for the €250,000-a-year job.

It is now expected that Ms O'Reilly will secure the post in a second round of voting.