Who are the candidates to succeed Juncker in EU’s top job?

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Bavarian Manfred Weber cleared a first hurdle on Thursday in his bid to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as EU chief executive after elections to the European Parliament in May.

The Parliament has called for national leaders to pick a European Commission president from among the lead candidates — Spitzenkandidaten in German — of parties contesting the ballot.

Weber is the early frontrunner because his centre-right alliance is likely to remain the largest group in Parliament, although horse-trading amongst EU leaders may result in another Commission chief. Leaders...


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Who are the candidates to succeed Juncker in EU’s top job?


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