|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
Reports and analyses of Manfred Weber's campaign as the lead candidate for the 2019 European elections on behalf of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP).
Manfred Weber - the leader of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament - announced on 5 September 2018 his bid to become the political group's lead candidate at the 2019 European elections. Mr Weber was the first to announce his candidacy and on 8 November he won the election at the annual EPP Congress with 79 percent of votes. Under the so-called Spitzenkandidat system he became the EPP candidate for President of the European Commission.
At the early stage of the campaign, issues like the solution for a name dispute in southeastern Europe, the role of Hungary's Fidesz party in the EPP and the rise of the populist far-right were relevant political issues for Mr Weber.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||European Parliament Elections, European Politics|
|Keywords||2019 EP election, European People's Party [EPP], Manfred Weber, Spitzenkandidaten | Lead Candidates
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|