WORLD EU lawmakers narrowly approve von der Leyen as new EU chief

WORLD

EU lawmakers narrowly approve von der Leyen as new EU chief

Xinhua

02:05, July 17, 2019

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Ursula von der Leyen, the German Defense Minister, in Munich, Germany. (File photo: Xinhua)

STRASBOURG, France, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was elected to be the next president of the European Commission on Tuesday with a slim majority.

She made history as the first female chief executive of the European Union. The slim majority also helped avert a political crisis for the world's largest trading bloc.


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