President of EU Parliament – level 3
Out of three other candidates, the European Parliament elected Italian socialist David Sassoli as its new president last Wednesday. He won 345 out of 667 votes and he will serve for two and a half years.
The socialist and former journalist touched on various topics in his inaugural speech, including fighting the ‘virus’ of extreme nationalism in Europe and the importance of diversity.
He said that the individual human is the most important thing against which politicians measure their actions. He added that no one can be criticised for their political, religious or philosophical beliefs.
Difficult words: various (different from one another), inaugural (happening during inauguration – beginning of service as president), diversity (social diversity – when people are different and are free to be different).
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