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Italian Antonio Tajani is the new chairman of the EU-parliament

Italian Antonio Tajani is the new chairman of the EU-parliament

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The Italian christendemocraat Antonio Tajani (63) is the new president of the European Parliament.

The former EU commissioner and confidant of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi defeated Tuesday in Strasbourg in the fourth, decisive round of voting, his rival Gianni pittella lapse, instead, according to various sources, including from the fraction of Tajani, the European people’s y.

Tajani received the confidence of 351 delegates, pittella lapse 282. He follows the instead, Martin Schulz, on German national politics enters.

By the election of vice president antonio Tajani are now all three top positions of the main EU institutions are in the hands of the European people’s y (EPP) united christian democrats. European commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a Native, and the Polish president of the European Council, ‘EU president Donald Tusk, belong to the EPP.

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The new president will be for the next two and a half years. He not only leads the debates, but also represents the parliament within the EU and internationally. Also, is his signature required to make the most of the European laws to enforce.

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