Press Release: Debate and vote on Jean-Claude Juncker for Commission President / Parliament elects Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President

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Publication Date 14/07/2014
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Jean-Claude Juncker was elected European Commission President on 15 July 2014 after promising a more social Europe and paying tribute to the major integrationist politicians of the previous generation.

The former Luxembourg Prime Minister, who has been on and around the EU stage for the last two decades, received 422 votes, surpassing the minimum 376 needed. Of the 729 MEPs that took part, 250 voted against him, 47 abstained and 10 votes were void.

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