From 15 October 2014 to 15 February 2015, the European Consortium for Political Research conducted a three-stage process to elect seven of the twelve members to the organisation’s Executive Committee. The elections were supervised by the Speaker of the ECPR Council, Prof. David Farrell and a full report is available.
No fewer than 18 candidates put their names forward during the nomination stage, which resulted in 15 valid nominations. After the withdrawal of one of the nominations, the Official Representatives of the ECPR member institutions could register their endorsement. At the end of this stage, 12 candidates were sufficiently endorsed, and their names went into the final ballot. In the voting stage, 155 Official Representatives participated. The newly elected members are (in alphabetical order):
Maurizio Carbone (University of Glasgow)
Kris Deschouwer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Mary Farrell (University of Plymouth)
Reuven Hazan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Petri Koikkalainen (University of Lapland)
Birgit Sauer (University of Vienna)
Anna M. Sroka (University of Warsaw)
They will join the ongoing members (Rudy Andeweg, Klaus Goetz, Ólafur Th. Hardarson, Richard Katz and Luca Verzichelli) in the 2015-2018 Executive Committee which will take office after the Joint Sessions in Warsaw, on 31 March 2015.