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Weber will be president of European Parliament in future – Fitzgerald

July 4, 2019

The Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald says the German MEP Manfred Weber who is a member of the European People’s Party, will definitely become president of the European Parliament in two and a half year’s time.

The Dublin MEP was speaking in Strasbourg where MEPs yesterday elected an Italian socialist MEP as their new president.

However, Ms Fitzgerald says the EPP group, which Fine Gael is a member of, supported David-Maria Sassoli’s election, on condition their man takes over during the second half of the European Parliament’s term.

Out words: half years

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