MEPs on Thursday supported the nomination of Hungary’s Ildikó Gáll Pelcz to continue to serve as member of the Court of Auditors, the European Parliament said on Thursday. Pelcz’s nomination was supported at a plenary session with 303 votes in favour, 278 against and 52 abstentions, the EP said. Pelcz was nominated by the Hungarian government. She had served before as an MEP and later as EP vice president until she joined the Court of Auditors in 2017. Her nomination is to be approved by the relevant council of EU ministers. The delegation of MEPs of ruling Fidesz in response issued a statement saying that “professionalism and skills required in such a position have triumphed, the majority of the EP supported the Hungarian candidate”.