Donald Tusk re-elected as President of European Council

Posted on:10 Mar 2017 13:20:52
Donald Tusk re-elected as President of European Council
10 March 2017 Current Affairs: Donald Tusk on 9 March 2017 was appointed to a second term as President of the European Council, one of the European Union’s governing bodies.Tusk won the elections despite objections from the government of his own country, Poland.Poland had argued that the decision should be delayed because of its displeasure with Tusk.However, Poland was overruled by leaders of the 27 other European Union member countries as they gathered for their spring summit meeting. It is the first time that such a decision was made without unanimity since the position was created in 2009.

Who is Donald Tusk?Born on 22 April 1957, Donald Franciszek Tusk is a Polish politician and historian.He has been serving as the President of the European Council since 1 December 2014.Before that, he served as the Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014. He was the first Prime Minister to be re-elected since the fall of Communism in Poland.He is also a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) party.

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