Donald Tusk elected as new EPP leader

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, attends a press conference at the end of the EU autumn summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 18, 2019. (Photo by Riccardo Pareggiani/Xinhua)

Zagreb, Nov 21 (IANS) The European People’s Party (EPP) elected outgoing President of the European Council Donald Tusk as its new leader at annual congress here.

Tusk, whose term in the European Council expires at the end of November, got 93 per cent of votes in his favour on Wednesday night.

He is replacing Joseph Daul who has been leading the largest political group in the European Parliament since 2013, Xinhua news agency reported.

Tusk promised earlier on Wednesday that he will tackle populists as soon as he becomes the new president of the EPP.

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