Manfred Weber becomes EPP Spitzenkandidat for 2019 European Parliament elections

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Manfred Weber, who leads the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, announced on 5 September 2018 his candidacy to become the political group's lead candidate in the 2019 European elections. Mr Weber was elected the EPP lead candidate on 8 November at the EPP Congress.

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Manfred was the first to announce his candidacy and later won the election with 79 percent of votes at the annual congress of the European People's Party. He thus officially became the EPP candidate for President of the European Commission under the so-called Spitzenkandidat system.

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Commentary and Analysis
Politico, 05.09.18: Manfred who? https://www.politico.eu/article/manfred-weber-who-european-election-2019/
Euro|topics, September 2018: Haggling over EU top jobs https://www.eurotopics.net/en/205725/
Euro|topics, November 2018: EU elections 2019: is Weber the man for the job? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/209641/

News
Politico, 05.09.18: Manfred Weber announces run to lead center right in European election https://www.politico.eu/article/manfred-weber-mep-announces-run-to-lead-center-right-in-european-election-commission-parliament-spitzenkandidat/
Euronews, 05.09.18: Manfred Weber deflects question on the EU institution he wants to lead http://www.euronews.com/2018/09/05/don-t-mention-the-commission-manfred-weber-deflects-question-on-the-eu-institution-he-want
Deutsche Welle, 05.09.18: German conservative Manfred Weber aims to lead European Commission https://p.dw.com/p/34JIu
EurActiv, 31.08.18: Merkel chooses Weber as candidate for EU top job https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/merkel-chooses-weber-as-candidate-for-junckers-job/
Reuters, 30.08.18: Merkel backs Bavarian ally as center-right's EU Commission candidate, according to media https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1LF2O5
Bloomberg, 31.08.18: Merkel Backs CSU’s Weber in Race for Top EU Job, Sources Say https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/merkel-is-said-to-back-german-csu-s-weber-in-race-for-top-eu-job
Reuters, 05.09.18: German conservative Weber bids for Juncker's EU job https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1LL0TR
EurActiv, 05.09.18: Top candidate Weber’s EU campaign gets off on wrong foot https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/top-candidate-webers-eu-campaign-gets-off-on-wrong-foot/
The Economist, 08.11.18: Manfred Weber wins the Christian-democrat candidacy to be European Commission president https://www.economist.com/europe/2018/11/08/manfred-weber-wins-the-christian-democrat-candidacy-to-be-european-commission-president
The Guardian, 08.11.18: Centre-right party chooses Manfred Weber for top EU job https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/08/centre-right-candidates-contend-for-top-eu-job-to-replace-juncker
Politico, 18.10.18: Orbán backs Weber as lead candidate in European election https://www.politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-backs-manfred-weber-as-lead-candidate-in-european-election/
Reuters, 08.11.18: German conservative emerges as early front-runner for EU's top job https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-election/german-conservative-emerges-as-early-front-runner-for-eus-top-job-idUKKCN1ND00X
Deutsche Welle, 08.11.18: CSU's Manfred Weber sets his sights on EU's highest office https://www.dw.com/en/csus-manfred-weber-sets-his-sights-on-eus-highest-office/a-46201197
EurActiv, 08.11.18: Weber wins EPP Spitzenkandidat in landslide victory https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/weber-wins-epp-spitzenkandidat-in-landslide-victory/

Official
EPP: Press Release, 08.11.18: Manfred Weber elected as EPP candidate for the President of the European Commission https://www.epp.eu/press-releases/manfred-weber-elected-as-epp-candidate-for-the-president-of-the-european-commission/

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