European Parliament President David Sassoli passes away

The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died on the morning of January 11 at around 1.15

European Parliament President David Sassoli passes away
European Parliament President David Sassoli passes away

David Sassoli, a journalist in Italy, entered politics in 2009 and was elected to the European Parliament for three consecutive terms. Most of his two-and-a-half-year term as President of the European Parliament was spent in the Kovid epidemic. The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died on the morning of January 11 at around 1.15 am. He was 65 years old. Sasoli was running very ill since last year. Most of the tenure of Sasoli, who was elected president in 2019, was affected by the Corona epidemic. In this tenure of about two and a half years, he is credited with bringing new changes like the remote voting system in the European Parliament.

In a show of solidarity during the pandemic, Sasoli had converted parliamentary premises into aid centers, where arrangements were made for cooking and COVID testing for families in need. Sassoli was a well-known Italian TV journalist before being elected to the European Parliament in 2009. In 2009 he joined Italy's center-left Democratic Party and soon became the head of the party's European bloc. In 2014, Sasoli won the election again and this time he was also elected Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament. He was also in charge of the budget and Europe-Mediterranean affairs. In 2019, he became an MP again and this time he was also elected Speaker of the Parliament. Elections to the European Parliament are held every five years.