Who was David Sassoli?
BRUSSELS-David Sassoli, an Italian journalist who worked his way up in politics while defending the downtrodden and oppressed to become president of the European Union’s parliament, died in an Italian hospital on Tuesday at 65.
Who is Jean-Claude Sassoli?
Sassoli came to lead the European legislature in 2019 following an intricate bout of political infighting among EU leaders, which also saw the German Christian Democrat von der Leyen become European Commission president and the Belgian free-market liberal Michel take the job as EU Council president.
Who is Italy’s new president Giuseppe Sassoli?
Sassoli, 65, has been president of the 705-seat parliament since 2019. It is a largely ceremonial role and his term was due to end this month and he was not expected to seek a second one, according to Reuters.
What happened to John Sassoli?
On Monday, Cuillo said Sassoli had been in hospital in Italy since December 26, because of a serious complication due to a dysfunction of his immune system.
Who is new European Parliament president David Sassoli?
Newly-elected European Parliament President David Sassoli is a former television journalist who turned to politics ten years ago as a centre-left MEP. Parliament on Wednesday chose the 63-year-old social democrat to succeed another Italian, Antonio Tajani, an ally of Silvio Berlusconi from the right-wing EPP group.
When did Giuseppe Sassoli become a politician?
In 2009, Sassoli left his journalistic career to enter politics, becoming a member of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and running in the 2009 European Parliament election, for the Central Italy district. On 7 June, he was elected member of the EP with 412,502 personal preferences, becoming the most-voted candidate in his constituency.
Who is the new president of the European Parliament?
MEPs choose David-Maria Sassoli as new European Parliament president. Read more about sharing. Italian former journalist David-Maria Sassoli has been selected as the new president of the European Parliament. Mr Sassoli, 63, received the support of 345 out of a total of 667 MEPs in the second round of voting in Strasbourg.
Who is Gianni Sassoli and what did he do?
He had been president of the 705-seat parliament since 2019. In his inaugural speech, Sassoli had urged Europeans to counter the virus of extreme nationalism and called for a reform of EU rules on migration and political asylum. His term in the predominantly ceremonial role had been due to end this month.