The newly-elected European Parliament is set to decide on who will lead the Chamber during the next legislature. During the first round, David-Maria Sassoli, an Italian member of the Socialists & Democrats bloc at the European Parliament, fell even votes short of an absolute majority.

In a vote among legislators, Sassoli received 325 votes, 7 shy of an absolute majority. Conservative Jan Zahradil, an ex-Spitzenkadidat of the ECR from the Czech Republic, got 162 votes, Surprisingly, German...

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