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David Sassoli elected Speaker of European Parliament

The politician and a former journalist, Sassoli has also been the EU lawmaker for over a decade
16:00, 3 July 2019

David Sassoli
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The European Parliament chose the new Speaker. Italian socialist David Sassoli will be chairing the EU institution for the next two and a half years, Reuters reports.

63-year old Sassoli won after two rounds of elections at the first plenary session of the Assembly, which took place after the European Parliament elections in May.

Related: First session of new convocation of European Parliament opens in Strasbourg

The politician and a former journalist, Sassoli has also been serving as the EU lawmaker for over a decade.

July 2, the new convocation of the European Parliament started working.

Previously, Polskie Radio reported that the most likely candidate to lead the European Commission would be Dutch left-centrist politician Frans Timmermans; currently, he is the First Vice-President of the Commission. 

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