EU Commission nominee seeks parliament support after top jobs wrangle

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European Union governments’ surprise nominee for president of their executive, Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, sought support in the bloc’s parliament on Wednesday, hoping to secure the confirmation she will need in two weeks’ time.

Under a deal reached by the 28 member governments on Tuesday after long and fraught negotiations, Von der Leyen, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will replace Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the EU’s executive Commission.

France’s Christine Lagarde will head the European...


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EU Commission nominee seeks parliament support after top jobs wrangle


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