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Re: This Tory leadership contest

By NWS12/6 13:24Wed Jun 12 13:24:19 2019In response to Re: This Tory leadership contest

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On October 22nd the EU commission was elected with 423 for, 209 against and 67 abstentions.

What is it about elections you do not understand?

Just to enrage the anti-Lisbon Treaty brigade lobby further here is something I found out.

"The Treaty of Lisbon strengthened the role of Parliament further. Whilst previously, the nomination of a Presidential candidate was merely "approved" by Parliament (Article 214(2) TEC), Parliament now elects the candidate (Article 17(7) TEU), which places particular emphasis on the political linkage between Parliament and Commission. "

I've highlighted in bold the bit you need to try and get your head around.

Edited by NWS at 13:29:41 on 12th June 2019

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