EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S NEW PRESIDENT IS TAJANI




Nuran YILDIRIM –TDO- On Tuesday 17 January, European Parliament's new president to replace Martin Schulz who is stepping down will be determined.

Candidates for the presidency were formally announced on Monday by former head of the parliament, Schulz.

In this context, Italian candidates Eleonora Forenza, Antonio Tajani and Gianni Pitella, British Jean Lambert, Belgian Guy Verhofstadt, Helga Stevens and Romanian Laurentiu Rebega nominated to become the new president of the European Parliament.

When European skepticism was gaining popularity, Italian candidate Antonio Tajani was elected as the new president of the European Parliament, winning 351 votes in the fourth and final round against Gianni Pittella in the elections.