EPP leader calls for von der Leyen to be reappointed as EC chair 00:26

Manfred Weber, chairman of the leading European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament elections, said the voting results showed that the EPP’s next term candidate, Ursula von der Leyen, should be reappointed as president. European Commission. Quoted RIA News.

In order to be re-elected as EC president, Von der Leyen must receive the support of at least 361 MPs.

“Since we won this election, we can call on other political groups to support von der Leyen for a second term as president of the European Commission,” Weber said.

Before reportedThe European People’s Party came first in the European Parliament elections held between 6 and 9 June. According to the first results, the EPP took 181 of the 720 seats in the EP. At the same time, the Socialists and Democrats party took second place in the current elections. He received 135 missions. In contrast, the right-wing “Identity and Democracy” group and the moderate right-wing group “Conservatives and Reformists” received a total of 133 seats in the EP.

An additional 51 seats were given to MPs who were not members of official factions. This includes the Alternative for Germany party.

Former Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union Kirill Logvinov spoke About the EP elections.

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Source: Gazeta

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