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STRASBOURG, France — Long-serving German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen, a key ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel and proponent of European military integration has emerged as the favoured candidate to become the next President of the European Commission — one of the top jobs in the European Union.
Ursula von der Leyen, who was recently considered a candidate to replace Angela Merkel as German Chancellor and who grabbed headlines in 2017 for appearing to lecture Donald Trump over his language could be the next leader of the European Commission.
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Present European Council leader Donald Tusk — himself about to be replaced as the European Parliament enters a new five-year term — announced the selection of German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen as the preferred candidate of the Council Tuesday evening. She and other key candidates, including the head of the globalist, pro-mass migration International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde who has been put forward as the next head of the European Central Bank, will now be submitted to the European Parliament for approval in a majority vote.
The Brexit Party’s John Longworth, Member of the European Parliament and one of the 751 MEPs who will soon be voting on whether to accept the candidate told Breitbart London of the selection: “Why should someone no one ever heard of, with few significant achievements be appointed in charge of the European Commission, an unelected organisation with the sole right to initiate EU law. Another classic EU stitch-up.”
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The selection process has already featured several marathon deadlocked negotiation sessions between European leaders in Brussels, who have gone through a series of compromise candidates including most recently left-wing “dangerous fanatic” Frans Timmermans, who was assumed to be the favourite. He was supplanted by von der Leyen Tuesday after a group of nations in central Europe insisted against...
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