PES supports Pittella for Italian Senate

31/01/2018

Sergei Stanishev and Gianni Pittella

Sergei Stanishev and Gianni Pittella during one of the many PES European Council preparation meetings they attended together in the recent years.

The Party of European Socialists supports the president of the S&D group at the European Parliament Gianni Pittella in the Italian election. He will be running for the Senate in the lists of PES member Partito Democratico.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “Gianni’s vigour and optimism will now face the test of Italian voters. I’m sure he will achieve a great result. As a president of the S&D group at the European Parliament, he has consistently fought for social justice and equal opportunities in a strong and united Europe. He has done an excellent job. That’s what Italy needs now in this defining election for both Italy and the EU. The PES stands behind Pittella and PD with all its strength”.