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The only power VD Leyen has is to sanction a country by giving its nominee a non-job in the Commission. If she insists on a male and female nominee, no senior male candidates will allow their names to go forward on the presumption they will be passed over. The only way to prevent this power grab is for the Council to make a joint decision that only one nomination per country will be allowed, but even then the presumption will be that vd Leyen will favour female nominees for senior jobs. She risks losing the confidence of member states if she pushes this too far.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 7th, 2020 at 06:47:35 PM EST
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