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Josep Borrell

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April 24, 1947

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Josep Borrell Fontelles is a Spanish politician. He was President of the European Parliament from July 20, 2004 until January 16, 2007. Elected for the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party , he sits with the Party of European Socialists group, and is the leader of the Spanish delegation. As of January 2007 he is chair of the Committee on Development.

In the presidential vote, out of 700 MEPs he received an absolute majority with 388 votes at the first ballot. The other two candidates were the Polish Liberal Bronisław Geremek and the French communist Francis Wurtz . As part of a deal with the conservative faction in the parliament, the EPP, he was succeeded as president of the parliament by the German conservative politician Hans-Gert Pöttering in the second part of this term, which is from 2007 to June 2009.

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