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EP president race enters third round


brussels bureau

EP president race enters third round

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

The centre-right politican beat his centre-left Gianni Pittella by 287 votes to 200 in the second round.

A third round is now being held.

The head of the European Parliament actually has little in the way of real power – it is a largely ceremonial post.

But the holder represents MEPs on the international stage by appearing at EU summits or other major events.

brussels bureau

Tajani leads in EP president race