Italian-born MEP Sassoli is new EP President

Italian MEP David-Maria Sassoli has been elected President of the European Parliament. He is a member of the Socialist & Democrats and worked as a journalist in the past. He won with 345 votes in the second round of balloting. Jan Zahradil placed second with 160 votes and Ska Keller garnered 119 votes.

He will serve for two-and-a half-year term, renewable once.

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