LISBON – The European social democrat Frans Timmermans Saturday officially chosen as their candidate for the presidency of the European Commission. The more than a thousand delegates supported the candidacy of the former minister of Foreign Affairs during a secondly, we are the European socialists in Lisbon.
The election of Timmermans was a formality. He had no rival.
Next year, in may there are European elections. After that ballot, should a successor be chosen from the current chairman of the executive committee of the european union, the Luxemburger Jean-Claude Juncker. The European Parliament demands that the so-called ’Spitzenkandidat’, the candidate of the political group that gets the most votes in the European elections.