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Maltese Metsola chosen as new European Parliament chief

(ANSA-AFP) - STRASBOURG, JAN 18 - EU lawmakers on Tuesday elected centre-right Maltese politician Roberta Metsola the new head of the European Parliament, despite controversy over her anti-abortion stance. Metsola won a large majority with 458 votes to become the third woman to head the chamber after a deal between the leading political groupings. (ANSA-AFP).