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European Parliament President David Sassoli dies in hospital

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 65-year-old politician was in hospital in critical condition for more than two weeks
11:43, 11 January 2022

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European Parliament President David Sassoli has died at a hospital in northern Italy, his spokesman Roberto Cuillo reports on Twitter.

"The [President of the European Parliament] David Sassoli passed away at 1.15 am on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano( PN), Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours," Cuillo informs.

The 65-year-old man was in hospital in critical condition for more than two weeks.

Sassoli was hospitalized on December 26 due to a serious complication caused by immune system dysfunction, the statement of his office made on Monday, January 10, reads.

All official activities of the President of the European Parliament have been canceled.

In September 2021, during a plenary session of parliament, Sassoli contracted severe pneumonia.

Sassoli, the Italian Social Democrat, has been president of the EU's 705-seat parliament since 2019.

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