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  • 29th May 2019 - 10:57 GMT

EPP: Leaders reiterate full support for Manfred Weber

Following the European elections, the leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP) met in Brussels ahead of the informal meeting of the European Council and congratulated EPP’s Lead Candidate Manfred Weber on his electoral success and expressed their unanimous support for him to become the next President of the European Commission. They also discussed the results of the European elections in their respective countries.

In the margins of the meeting, EPP President Joseph Daul made the following statement:

“Last week, one out of every two Europeans voted to decide the future course of their continent. This was the highest turnout of the past two decades. This is a victory for European democracy. This is a validation of the Spitzenkandidat process and a success for the European project because citizens understand that common challenges require a European answer.

EPP pioneered the Spitzenkandidat process as a means of bringing Europe closer to the people and we remain committed to it. The European citizens have once more entrusted us by returning EPP as the biggest political group in the European Parliament. This is proof that EPP’s policies deliver for the European citizens. As we are the leading political force in Europe, I am confident that Manfred Weber will become the next President of the European Commission.”

Please you may find the full statement here.

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