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EU Parliament Head David Sassoli Dies of Immune Complication

  • Lawmakers will elect a new president later this month
  • The Italian Socialist led the European Parliament since 2019
David Sassoli on Dec. 16, 2021.
David Sassoli on Dec. 16, 2021.Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg
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David Sassoli, the president of the European Parliament, died early Tuesday following an immune complication, according to his spokesman.

Sassoli, who was 65, had been under care in Aviano, Italy, Robert Cuillo, his spokesman, said on Twitter. He had been hospitalized since Dec. 26 due to a “serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system,” according to a statement released on Monday.