Photo Gallery: Fighting for Influence in the EU
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Photo Gallery: Fighting for Influence in the EU

The Democratic Deficit Europeans Vote, Merkel Decides

Before the European Parliament election last month, voters were told the poll would also determine the next Commission president. In a silent putsch against the electorate, Angela Merkel is now impeding the process. She fears a loss of power and Britain's EU exit.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Charles Hawley and Daryl Lindsey