EU re-elects Donald Tusk as President

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European Union leaders on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to re-elect Donald Tusk president of the bloc.

Tusk’s home country of Poland was the only one of the 28 member states to vote against his reappointment.

Following the vote, Beata Mazurek, a spokeswoman for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, questioned the unity of the EU in light of Tusk’s re-election.

Poland had earlier threatened to derail the EU summit if the vote went through as planned, though that didn’t happen.

Following his re-election, Tusk said on Twitter he hoped to “make the EU better,” despite Poland’s opposition.

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