Ursula von der Leyen cannot hope for German solidarity in her bid to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the President of the next European Commission.
The European Parliament votes on the nomination Tuesday and Von der Leyen needs the support of 374 MEPs.
The German government’s junior coalition partners, the Social Democrats, have already made clear they will not be putting their 16 MEPS behind the German Defense Minister, drawing the ire of Chancellor Angela Merkel. “… The coalition partner is n...


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