EU parliament confirms von der Leyen as next executive head

EU parliament confirms von der Leyen as next executive head

Elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (right) is congratulated by European Parliament President David-Maria Sassoli after a vote on her election at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. (REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)

STRASBOURG: The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly, David Sassoli, said.

Von der Leyen, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Markel, needed a minimum 374 votes to be confirmed. There were 22 abstentions and one blank vote, he added.

Source: Reuters

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