German Socialist Schulz elected to lead MEPs again

July 1, 2014 10:25 AM

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German Socialist Schulz elected to lead MEPs again

The new European Parliament has begun its first session and elected German Socialist Martin Schulz to a new term as parliament president.

He got 409 votes in the 751-seat chamber, after his Socialist S&D bloc backed the conservative Jean-Claude Juncker to be Commission president.

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