Conservatives name Italian as candidate to head EU Parliament

Antonio Tajani was comfortably elected by the centre-right European People's Party as its candidate for head of the European ParliamentThe centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) nominated Italian Antonio Tajani as its candidate for head of the European Parliament to succeed German Socialist Martin Schulz, who has said he will step down in January. Tajani, 63, who was European commissioner for industry from 2010-2014 under Jose Manuel Barroso, was comfortably elected at a party meeting in Strasbourg Tuesday evening.

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