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European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new president
January 18, 2022

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The European Parliament has elected conservative politician Roberta Metsola from Malta as its new president.

Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg elected their new leader in the first ballot with 458 out of 616 valid votes.

 The 43-year-old Metsola is the youngest president of the European Parliament in the institution's history and the third woman to chair it.