The president of the European Parliament has died David Sassoli. Only on Monday was the news of his hospitalization in Italy due to the onset of a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system. “The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli – announced his spokesman Roberto Cuillo – passed away at 01:15 on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano (Pn) where he was hospitalized”.
In the next few hours the date and place of the funeral will be communicated. Sassoli, 65, was the second Italian president of the European Parliament after Antonio Tajani since the Strasbourg assembly was elected by universal suffrage. His office would expire in days: next week the plenary meeting of the European Parliament which will meet in Strasbourg to elect his successor.