David Sassoli elected President of the European Parliament

On 3rd July MEPs elected David Sassoli President of the European Parliament for a two and a half year mandate until January 2022. He won 345 votes out of 667 cast in the second round. A member of the Italian Democratic Party and European Socialists and Democrats group, D. Sassoli has had a seat in Parliament since 2009. Three other MEPs were running for the position: German Ska Keller (Greens/EFA), Spaniard Sira Rego (GUE/NGL) and Czech Jan Zahradil (ECR). The EPP and Renew Europe groups did not put a candidate forward.