The European Union has elected its youngest ever President. It is a particularly a big victory for democracy as the new leader is a woman. By Jessica Parker in BBC. Here is an excerpt:
Roberta Metsola has been elected as the youngest ever president of the European Parliament and the first woman in the role for 20 years.
Ms Metsola, 43, has a record of being anti-abortion, but has billed herself as pro-LGBT rights.
The Maltese national takes over the role from David Sassoli, 65, who died last week after a serious illness.
She is one of three women in the top EU jobs, along with the heads of the European Commission and Central Bank.
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