Live blog: Ursula von der Leyen’s pitch to lead European Commission

Presidential nominee seeks backing from Parliament.As candidate for President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen needs 374 votes in a secret ballot in the European Parliament today. Von der Leyen will set out her agenda to Parliament at 9 a.m. Group leaders will answer, then other MEPs will get a turn, and von der Leyen will have the chance to respond twice. Read her Political Guidelines here: The vote is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Don’t expect results much earlier than 7:30 p.m. Follow POLITICO Europe live blog from around 8.30 a.m. this morning to see how it all shakes out:

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Author: – Oslo Region European Office / Osloregionens Europakontor


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