The European Peopleâs Party will choose its candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament from among four declared contenders in an internal election on Tuesday, as the largest group in the assembly tries to win back power after four years of Socialist leadership.
The contest, triggered by the departure of Martin Schulz of the Socialist & Democrats, will pitch the winning EPP candidate against S&D group leader Gianni Pitella. He has promised to scrap a “grand coalition” with the EPP that has enabled European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Schulz to push through crucial EU legislation. The EPP wants the S&D …read more
Source: European Voice