EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT TO ELECT NEW CHIEF

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STORY: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT TO ELECT NEW CHIEFDATELINE: Jan. 13, 2012LENGTH: 0:00:25LOCATION: StrasbourgCATEGORY: POLITICSVOThe European Parliament is scheduled to elect its new president next week by secret ballot during a plenary session in Strasbourg.The outgoing president Jerzy Buzek will wrap up his two-and-a-half-year term. According to a press release, among the three candidates declared so far are Martin Schulz from the Parliament's second largest party S&D, Diana Wallis from the ALDE and Nirj Deva from the ECR.Schulz is reported to be almost certain to win the vote scheduled for next Tuesday.In the Parliament's five-year legislative term for all members, positions such as the president and vice president should be renewed every two years and a half.
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