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Donald Tusk re-elected as European council president

by firstsource newsMarch 9, 2017

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.

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