Barroso Wins Second Term A Victory for the EU's Political Chameleon

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to give Jose Manuel Barroso a second five-year term as president of the European Commission. But Brussels is getting a weak boss. The unpopular Portuguese politician has become the butt of jokes, with even allies like Angela Merkel poking fun at him.
Jose Manuel Barroso has won a second five-year term as president of the European Commission.

Jose Manuel Barroso has won a second five-year term as president of the European Commission.

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