Donald Tusk re-elected as European council president
Former Polish PM wins second term with support from almost all EU countries, but in teeth of fierce opposition from Warsaw
Donald Tusk has won a second term as European council president, overcoming bitter opposition from Poland that soured the mood of an EU summit in Brussels.
Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, was re-elected with overwhelming support to lead the European council, the body that organises EU leaders’ meetings, for a second term lasting two and a half years. His reappointment until the end of 2019 means he will play a crucial role in Britain’s negotiations to leave the EU.