Antonio Tajani is new President of European Parl

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1.Antonio Tajani of the EPP Christian Democrat group has been elected president of the European Parliament in a day-long polling series during which he defeated his socialist opponent.
2.Before the first round of voting, the EPP, the largest group in the European Union’s legislature, and the ALDE liberals, the fourth-largest, announced a coalition that gave Tajani a big early lead over S&D socialist Gianni Pittella.
3.The battle among the two Italians was won by Tajani yesterday on a vote of 351-282 in the decisive final round, which only the top two candidates could enter.
4.Tajani’s victory gives the Christian Democrat group all the biggest jobs in the EU, with Donald Tusk as Council President and Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission chief.
5.Tajani, an ally of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, devoted his victory to the victims of August’s earthquake in Italy and to all victims of terror.
Source : the hindu
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