David Sassoli is vice president of the European Parliament, elected for the Partito Democratico in 2009 and again in 2014. Before entering politics he was a journalist, rising to the position of deputy director of RAI 1 News. He is among the founders of Articolo 21. He is co-author of the book Il potere fragile. I consigli dei ministri durante il rapimento Moro ( 2013).