Ursula von der Leonfoto: Vincent Kessler / Reuters
The European Parliament has approved former defense Minister of Germany Ursula von der Leyen to the post of head of the European Commission. About it reports Reuters.
Her candidacy was supported 383 deputies, against have voted 327 members of Parliament. To win she needed to earn a minimum of 374 votes. Von der Leyen will be the first woman at the head of the European Commission.
The leaders of EU countries agreed to submit for consideration of the candidacy of von der Leyen at the beginning of July. Later she announced that she is resigning from the post of Minister of defence of Germany, regardless of the results of the vote in the European Parliament, to “devote their energies to service for the benefit of Europe.”
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