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No problem - I don't think Jerome should have used the word "token" as it is generally a red flag word for sexism.  However Jerome has acknowledged her competence - much more than me - and my concerns are centred around a lack of experience/achievement at the highest level and a lack of a history of successful political engagement with any electorate.  Neither necessarily mean she won't end up doing a good job.  However the reasons for he appointment won't necessarily increase popular identification with EU institutions either, and that was one of the issues Lisbon was supposed to address.

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