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MEPs demand moving EU elections to May 2014 | EurActiv

MEPs urged EU political parties to propose candidates to succeed Commission President José Manuel Barroso, in a bid to give voters a bigger say over who becomes the top EU executive. They also voted to move the poll from June to May so that they have time to prepare for the presidential election in July 2014.

MEPs easily approved a resolution pushing for a more political campaign ahead of the European elections and moving the date to either 15-18 May or 22-25 May 2014. The vote was 316 in favour, with 90 voting against and 20 MEPs abstaining.

The change would allow MEPs to elect the new head of the European Commission before the summer break and hold the hearings for new commissioners in the autumn.

The next Commission is due to take office on 1 November 2014.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 03:30:52 PM EST
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