Austrian MEP Hannes Swoboda will succeed Martin Schulz as leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament.

This follows Schultz’s election on 17 January as president of the European Parliament.

Swoboda, who had been the group’s vice-chair, was elected with 102 votes, beating rival candidates Catherine Trautmann from France, who received 45 votes, and Stephen Hughes, from the Uk, and who also serves as group vice-chair, wh...

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