The results are in: here’s who was elected to lead our movement

DiEM25 members from across Europe and beyond have voted, and our renewed Coordinating Collective (CC) has emerged!

Six posts in DiEM25’s Coordinating Collective were up for elections in August 2021. You can see the full results in the member’s area here. Meet the women (3) and men (3) that have been chosen by DiEM25 members to guide our movement in the months ahead!

These successful candidates all articulate the importance of our movement in today’s pressing context — in which we can not only observe climate disasters but also man-made ones, issues of corruption and greed, as well as a creeping rise of fascism in Europe and across the globe.

The results:

Yanis Varoufakis ♂ – 91.11%
Srećko Horvat ♂ – 68.79%
Ivana Nenadovic ♀ – 60.84%
Francesca Martinez ♀ – 54.27%
Erik Miltiadis Edman ♂ – 52.79%
Maja Pelević ♀– 49.63%

Runner-up candidates

While the following candidates did not win election to the CC this time around, we thank them all for participating and hope they’ll continue working with us. DiEM25 needs you and your commitment to make our movement better!

Ludovica Francesca Purini ♀– 41.38%
Ludovico Rella ♂ – 39.11%
Angela Lacerda-Nobre ♀ – 31.95%

The power of grassroots

By making their voices heard in this pivotal internal democratic process, our members have sent a loud message to the status quo: at DiEM25 we really mean it when we say that we believe in grassroots power!

The DiEMers that ran for a seat in the CC represent the pan-European, grassroots essence of our movement: they are people from very different backgrounds and countries. All candidates stand together ready to fight for the movement we all believe in. No other political organisation can pride itself on this level of openness and inclusivity, at such an international scale.

Background to the vote

Following DiEM25’s Organising Principles (OPs), six of the twelve seats in the movement’s CC were up for renewal this summer. Candidates could send their submissions from July 5 until August 4, and the voting period was between August 13 and 28.

Candidacies to the CC were open to all DiEMers who adhered to basic criteria like how long they have been a member of the movement, and how much time they could give to working on the CC, among others.

To ensure transparency and a genuine democratic process, voting was open to members that joined the movement before the elections were announced. Additionally, members’ accounts needed to be verified and active, for them to be able to vote.

As with all DiEM25’s internal democratic procedures, all transnational votes had equal value and were anonymised upon being cast. Furthermore, the results of the vote are in line with our OP’s gender-balance principles.

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