President of EU Parliament – level 2

12-07-2019 07:00

The European Parliament elected Italian socialist, David Sassoli, as its new president last Wednesday. He was one of three candidates, and he won 345 out of 667 votes. He will serve for two and a half years.

David Sassoli is a former journalist. In his speech, he said that extreme nationalism was a ‘virus’ and that diversity was important. He said that the individual human is the most important thing, and no one can be criticised for what they believe in politics, religion or philosophy.

Difficult words: former (-ex), diversity (when people are different and are free to be different), religion (for example Christianity, Islam and Buddhism).

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