Germany’s Ursula von Der Leyen Becomes First Women to Be President of European Commission

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen gained European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president on a platform of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe.

The German conservative received the thumbs up from socialist and liberal lawmakers which, along with the endorsement by her fellow conservatives – provides her a stronger mandate to sort out points such as climate change, trade and maintaining democracy within the European Union.

Rejection by the EU legislature would have been a painful blow for a bloc beset by challenges starting from trade to Brexit and erosion of democratic norms, and a headache for EU leaders who would have needed to provide you with one other candidate in a month.

As head of the EU executive, von der Leyen will probably be answerable for commerce negotiations, economic and climate policy for 500 million Europeans and antitrust rulings involving highly effective tech giants.

She secured 383 votes to 327 towards, mentioned David Sassoli, speaker of the assembly. The threshold was 374.

With 52% assist, von der Leyen’s victory margin was in step with the latest developments. Current Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker obtained 56% whereas his predecessor Jose Manuel Barroso had 52% for his second mandate and 56% for his first term.

The belief you placed in me is the confidence you placed in Europe. Your confidence in a united and robust Europe, from east to west, from south to north,” stated the German conservative, whom earlier this week resigned as Berlin’s defense minister. It’s a big responsibility, and my work begins now.”

The German politician, who has stated she is open to giving extra time to Britain to negotiate its exit from the bloc, mentioned she would work in a constructive way” with any new British prime minister.

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