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European social democrats elect three young leaders

Posted by fcb on June 13, 2008

Jutta Urpilainen

Jutta Urpilainen

Grzegorz Napieralski

Joseph Muscat

In the far north of the EU, Finland’s Social Democratic Party elected a woman – 32 year old former teacher Jutta Urpilainen – as its new leader. In the far south, the Malta Labour Party elected 34 year old Member of the European Parliament Joseph Muscat to lead the party. Meanwhile in Poland the SLD – Democratic Left Alliance – elected 34 year old Grzegorz Napieralski as its new leader.

PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen said “It is encouraging to see a new generation ready to take our social democratic parties into the future. I warmly congratulate Jutta, Joseph and Grzegorz on their election as party leaders and I wish them every success. We need them to succeed. I offer them every encouragement and support, and look forward to welcoming them into our European political family at the next PES leaders meeting.”

“With the challenges facing Europe and the world today social democracy is needed more than ever before. The election of new young leaders sends a very positive signal to Europe’s citizens.”


2 Responses to “European social democrats elect three young leaders”

  1. fabrizioellul said

    I already commented on my blog on these elections:

    Time will tell if these were the right choices. But it augurs well for any young person out there.

    Fabrizio Ellul

  2. J.G.Vassallo said

    The wind of change is blowing hard and fair.

    If all progressive forces rise to the occasion ,and begin to make their presence INSTANTLY felt, the wind will blow with hurricane force.


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