Guy Verhofstadt no candidate EU parliament

Guy Verhofstadt no candidate EU parliament

World January 17, 2017 09:21

strasbourg - Guy Verhofstadt withdrew Tuesday as a candidate for the presidency of the EU Parliament. The liberal Belgian former president was doing that started a few minutes before the first ballot, the outgoing President Martin Schulz announced.

The 751 members of parliament in Strasbourg choose a successor to the Social Democrat Schulz entering the German national politics. There are now six candidates on which he hoped to follow. It is expected that one of the candidates from the main political groups: the Christian Democrat Antonio Tajani (63) of the EPP and the Socialist Gianni Pittella (58) of the S \u0026 amp; D, both Italians.

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