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Von der Leyen elected EC chief

By just 9 votes

16 July, 20:03
(ANSA) - Strasbourg, July 16 - German Christian Democrat Ursula von der Leyen was elected European Commission president by the European Parliament Tuesday. Von der Leyen got 383 votes, nine above the required 374. She received 327 nays. Von der Leyen succeeds Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Juncker. She is the first woman to head the EU executive.


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