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Juncker “well elected”

(BRUSSELS2) The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has just announced it, this Tuesday (July 15), in Strasbourg, a little before 14 p.m. Jean-Claude Juncker is elected president of the European Commission “with 422 votes “For”, 250 votes “Against”, 47 “Blank and void” as well as 10 “invalid” votes. 729 MEPs took part in the vote. »

Jean-Claude Juncker needed 376 votes. He obtained a more than honorable score, with a little more than 56% of the votes of Parliament, almost as well as Barroso I in 2004 and significantly more than Barroso II in 2009.

After the European elections and the constitution of the European Parliament, the designation and election of the President of the European Commission, the 3rd phase of the electoral process now begins – the designation of different commissioners and other positions. Read in detail about the Club, our 28 faces – Commission 2014. Portraits of future or potential commissioners? III

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

NB: This number of votes corresponds more or less to our morning forecast (420 votes), read: Will Jean-Claude Juncker be "well elected" President of the Commission?

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).