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Quaestors are members of the European Parliament who are elected by their colleagues to take charge of administrative services in the Parliament, for example making sure that proper technical equipment is available to MEPs.

There are six Quaestors in total, each serving a two-and-a-half year term, who meet once a month.

They take their name from elected officials in the Roman Republic.

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