At the summit of the European Council on June 20, the leaders of the European Union failed to elect a new head of the European Commission. This is stated in a statement by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
According to him, none of the candidates failed to gain a majority of votes. The next meeting of the European Council will be held on June 30th.
“In the meantime, I will continue consultations, including with the European Parliament,” said Tusk.
As noted by Reuters, French President Emmanuel Macron opposed the candidacy of Manfred Weber, the deputy head of the German Christian Social Union party. At the same time, Weber received the support of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Add, in the European Parliament announced the final balance of power for the next 5 years as a result of the elections, which were held on May 26. Of the 751 seats in the European Parliament, the European People’s Party received the largest number, 178 seats, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats took the second place – 152 seats, the Third place – the Liberals and Democrats Alliance for Europe with 108 mandates.