The European People’s Party have designated their lead candidate, and so have the Socialists and the Alliance for Conservatives and Reformists. The Liberals have calculated that, in the current uncertain or even revisionary context, it is rather worth playing ball with France’s Emmanuel Macron, who strategically opposes the Spitzenkandidaten process altogether, than nominating a candidate for a position that might as well be filled by the Council as opposed to the parties, or, daresay, the elect...

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