The period for submission of candidacies for the European People’s Party (EPP) lead candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission ended today at 12pm CET. EPP President Manfred Weber received one letter from Christlich Demokratische Union (CDU, Germany) nominating Ursula von der Leyen for the position of lead candidate. Additionally, the requisite endorsement by two EPP member parties was received in a letter co-signed by Platforma Obywatelska (PO, Poland) and Nea Demokratia (ND, Greece). No other candidates were nominated. According to the regulations adopted on the “Procedure and Timetable for Candidacies,” the nomination received will be reviewed by the EPP Political Assembly on 5 March 2024 and will, after validation, be submitted to a vote at the Party Congress in Bucharest on 7 March 2024.

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