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Juncker elected EPP's top candidate for commission presidency

07.03.14 @ 16:01

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The European People's Party at a congress in Dublin on Friday elected Jean-Claude Juncker as their lead candidate for the European Commission presidency. Out of the 629 votes cast, Juncker got 382, while his challenger, EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier, received 245. Two votes were annulled.