President of the European Parliament David Sassoli hospitalized in Strasbourg since last Wednesday, suffering from pneumonia, But “His condition is good” His spokesman said today.
The 65-year-old Italian politician did not preside over the plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday and did not attend the European Commission president’s annual speech. Ursula von der Leyen On “Union State”.
Sasoli was admitted to the hospital on the night of Wednesday 15 September. doctors diagnosed that suffering from pneumonia And “he was immediately given proper treatment,” said his spokesman, Roberto Quillo.
Last week, Quilo reported that Sasolic increased fever From Tuesday night to Wednesday and was tested for Covid-19, which turned out to be negative.
President of the European Council Charles Mitchell He posted on Twitter wishing him a “speedy recovery”.
David Sassoli, a former journalist and news anchor in Italy, was elected MEP in 2009 with centre-left. In 2019, Antonio Tagiani, another Italian from the European People’s Party, succeeded him as President of the European Parliament.
The election of the new President of the European Parliament will be held next January. EPP leader, German manfred weber, will not be the candidate, but calls on the new president to come from his own political family in the implementation of a deal reached by political groups in 2019.
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