Written by Asma Hussain
11 Jan, 2022 | 7:37 pm
(News 1st); David Sassoli, the European Parliament President passed away on Tuesday(11) in hospital in Italy where he was admitted on December 26th, according to Roberto Cuillo, his spokesperson.
Cuillo, tweeted that Sassoli, 65, died at 1.15 a.m. (0015 GMT);
The @EP_President David Sassoli passed away at 1.15 am on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano( PN), Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours.
— RobertoCuillo (@robertocuillo) January 11, 2022
Since 2019, Sassoli has presided over the 705-seat parliament, He was an Italian socialist and former journalist from Florence, was hospitalized last month owing to a “severe issue” with his immune system.
Due to illness, he had been unable to chair the Strasbourg-based parliament in recent weeks and had missed the European Commission’s annual state of the union event in September.
His term in the predominantly ceremonial role in the European Parliament had been due to conclude this month.
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