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Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 3, 2019 13:53

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission

EU leaders have put forward their nominations for the bloc’s top jobs, with a woman for the first time proposed as European Commission chief. The surprise choice of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to replace Jean-Claude Juncker came after the main front-runners were rejected. IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been nominated as the first woman to head the European Central Bank. The announcement follows days of difficult negotiations.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 3, 2019 13:53