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Crucial vote for Von der Leyen

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Ursula von der Leyen will face an important vote to become the first European Commission female leader and she made some announcements that could help her to secure her win over socialists and liberal lawmakers, like more ambitious carbon dioxide emissions targets, taxing big tech companies and a new fiscal policy more growth oriented.

She also pledged to create a new annual reporting mechanism, a boost in the management of the migrant issue and a minimum wage for EU workers.

She also hinted to give the UK more time to exit the European Union.

The will need to win over the 153 Progressive Socialists and Democrats votes and 108 from the Renew Europe Liberals on top of the 182 votes from the European People’s Party but the far right European Conservative and Reformists party and the nationalists from the UK and eastern Europe could put doubts on her legitimacy and weaken her position.

If von der Leyen will be rejected it would be a huge blow for the EU as it’s facing a euro zone debt crisis and the Brexit.

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