Italy's David Sassoli elected European Parliament

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Italy's David Sassoli elected European Parliament president - World Italian MEP David-Maria Sassoli (S&D Group) reacts after being elected new president of the European Parliament during the first plenary session of the newly elected European Assembly in Strasbourg, France, July 3, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

BRUSSELS - Italian MEP David-Maria Sassoli was elected president of the European Parliament on Wednesday, winning 345 vThe production line of Visionox Co in an industrial park in Langfang Cityotes in the second round of voting.

Sassoli has been an MEP for the centre-leftthe Ministry of Environmental Protection said Thursday S&D group since 2009, representing Central Italy, and is a member of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party.

Before entering politics in 2009, Sassoli worked as a journalist. He'd contributed to local newspapers, worked as a TV news reporter and presenter before becoming a deputy director of TG1, Italy's state-owned broadcaster.

The new European Parliament voted earlier Wednesday for the successor of the outgoing President Antonio Tajani. In the first round of voting, Sassoli won 325 votes. To win, a candidate must get absolute majority of the valid votes cast in the parliament.

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