Following his successful election to the Italian Senate, Gianni Pittella announced today at a meeting of all S&D group MEPs his resignation from the group presidency. Possible candidates have until March 12 to put themselves forward, with the election of the new group president on March 20.

In his farewell speech, Pittella said:
“Democracy, the will of citizens must be always respected. The outcome of the Italian election was a very worrying setback not only for the future stability of I...

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