Von der Leyen, nominee to head EU executive, rushes to seek parliament backing

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EU  member governments’ surprise nominee for president of the  Eu ropean Union’s executive, Germany’s Ursula Von der Leyen, will seek support in the  EU  parliament on Wednesday hoping to secure the confirmation that she will need in two weeks’ time.

In a deal done by the 28 member governments on Tuesday after long and fraught negotiations, Von der Leyen, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is due to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the  Eu ropean Commission, the  EU ‘s executive arm, and...


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