Guy Verhofstadt to run for president of European parliament

Former Belgian PM, currently parliament’s lead Brexit negotiator, enters running to take over top job from Martin Schulz

The former Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt has announced that he will run for the presidency of the European parliament in a race given added significance by the key role the 751-seat assembly could play in Britain’s departure from the EU.

“In these insecure, turbulent times, when Europe is threatened by nationalists and populists of all kinds, we need visionaries, bridge-builders and compromise-seekers alike,” Verhofstadt said in a video on his Facebook page. “I want to be one of them.”

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