Ursula von der Leyen becomes new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen becomes new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen becomes new European Commission president Izvor: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Ursula von der Leyen

The European Parliament on Tuesday elected German Christian Democrat Ursula von der Leyen president of the European Commission.

She received the votes of 383 MEPs, while 327 were against and 22 abstained. One ballot was invalid. In order to become the new Commission president, von der Leyen had to win at least 374 votes.

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