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It happened in the EP: 17/07/1979 - Simone Veil elected as the first President of a directly-elected European Parliament

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The first sitting of the directly elected European Parliament was held on 17th July 1979, in Strasbourg.

Simone Veil was elected as first President of a directly-elected European Parliament following the introduction of universal suffrage in 1979.
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