David-Maria Sassoli elected president of the European Parliament
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  • 16:26 03 July 2019

David-Maria Sassoli elected president of the European Parliament

David-Maria Sassoli, a center-left Italian lawmaker, was elected as the new president of the European Parliament. The vote came amid tensions over other nominations to the EU's top jobs, which are still pending approval, ONA reports citing DW.
 
The European Parliament filled its top EU post on Wednesday, with lawmakers electing Italy's David-Maria Sassoli as the new president of the assembly.
 
Sassoli, a lawmaker with the center-left Socialists and Democrats bloc (S&D) secured an absolute majority in the second round of voting. 

Aida Tinayeva

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