Friday

18th Aug 2017

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MEPs to vote on Juncker

The European Parliament will Tuesday vote on Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next European Commission president. The former Luxembourg PM needs an absolute majority of MEPs (376 of the 751) in order to secure the post- a hurdle he is expected to manage after wooing various political groups in recent days.

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