Two presidential-hopefuls: Antonio Tajani and Mairead McGuinness.

EPP struggles for unity on presidential candidate

As MEPs flock to Strasbourg for the last plenary session of the year, the European Parliament's largest group, the centre-right EPP, is busy electing its candidate for the next president of the assembly.

Four members of the group have so far joined the race, although more could follow before the deadline expires on Monday evening (12 December). The group's candidate for the top job will be chosen in an internal election on Tuesday.

The process has been anything but smooth, a seni...

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