The New European Commission President Von Der Leyen's Election Is a Big Moment for Europe

For the first time in more than 50 years, a German will head the European Commission. It was a close vote, and the role of the Social Democrats raises questions.
Ursula von der Leyen reacts after a vote at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where she was elected the new president of European Commission.

Ursula von der Leyen reacts after a vote at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where she was elected the new president of European Commission.

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