Members of the Socialists and Democrats Group (S&D Group) in the European Parliament on March 20 elected veteran German MEP Udo Bullmann to lead the Socialist campaign for Europe next year.

The Socialist MEPs voted in favour of Bullmann who received 86 votes, 25 more than his rival, Belgian MEP Kathleen Van Brempt, who placed second with 61 of the total 151 Social Democrat votes.

Bullmann had already been in charge of the transition after the previous S&D leader, Gianni Pittella, r...

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