🇪🇺 Farewell President Sassoli.

European Parliament President David Sassoli died early Tuesday morning, aged 65.

Sassoli began his professional career as a journalist, working in newspapers before moving to television. He was first elected to the European Parliament in 2009 as a member of Italy’s center-left Democratic Party — part of the wider Socialists and Democrats group in the Parliament. On 2 July 2019, he was proposed by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) as the new president of the European Parliament. On the following day, Sassoli was elected president by the assembly with 345 votes in favor.

One of the most serious, courageous and enlightened politicians in Europe died. A person who believed in Europe and dreamed of changing it, of improving it, of making it human.

Farewell President Sassoli.