When browsing through the lists of candidates for the elections for the Electoral College Non-Residents in The Netherlands on 15 March 2023, I recognised some names of candidates who are currently Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). However, according to European Parliament legislative resolution of 3 May 2022, Article 24.1:
- The office of Member of the European Parliament shall be incompatible with the following offices:
– member of a national or regional parliament or assembly vested with legislative powers,
Does this include the Electoral College for Non-Residents? Or does this college not count as a parliament because it cannot pass laws? In other words:
Is membership of the European Parliament compatible with membership of the Electoral College for Non-Residents?