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What I find most interesting is if the European parliament will accept the Council abandoning the Spitzenkandidat system, or not. If large enough portions of EPP and PES refuses to vote for any candidate until Weber has been nominated, we will have a stale mate (unless anyone believe that another mayority can be found). To what extent will national parties crack the party whip (behind the scene), and to what extent are the EP party groups working to keep power over the process?

As always, I am rooting for the EP to grab power. The directly elected chamber grabbing the real power to appoint the executive has often been a crucial moment in democratisation.

by fjallstrom on Wed Jun 26th, 2019 at 10:30:58 PM EST

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