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If they end up not Weber, but a different German EPP politician, then the relationship between the EPP in parliament and Council will be interesting. The obvious question would be why they didn't nominate Ursula von der Leyen as Spitzenkandidaten to begin with.
I suspect a lot of countries don't want Weidman at the ECB, and appointing a German to Head the commission will prevent that, although conceding the President of the Commission is a high price to pay for blocking Weber. It looks like Merkel is serious about wanting to retire, so who else is there? Peter Altmaier? He's not even a woman...
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Ursula von der Leyen is suspected of poor management and nepotism over her department's allocation of contracts and its decision to hire a consultant as her deputy. A parliamentary committee is set to investigate.
And this person is supposed to lead the EU - incredible.
Seems likely to me.
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