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EU: New plan aims to get more people to vote for next president of the Commission

 |  March 14, 2013

With only 43 percent voter turnout in the 2009 elections, political figures around Europe will implement a new strategy for next year’s elections, which will decide the next president of the European Commission. The president oversees all 27 Commissioners, including the antitrust portfolio. The continent’s main European parties have announced they will submit their candidates to the European Parliament. The move was backed by the Commission, which also suggested that the Parliament’s 2014 elections should be held on the same day across all member states. According to reports, this plan could likely shift the power of electing the next president of the Commission from the member states to the Parliament.


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