Candidates to the Presidency of the European Commission
Of the 13 European parties, five have nominated a candidate to succeed the current Commission President:
The EPP has nominated Jean-Claude Junker, former Luxembourg Prime Minister and former Eurogroup president The PES candidate is Martin Schultz, current president of the European Parliament The Liberals and Democrats have nominated Guy Verhof
tadt, former Belgian prime minister and current leader in the EP The Greens have nominated a duo of current MEP’s French José Bové and German Franziska Keller, The European Left has nominated Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Greek Syriza party (2nd force of the 2012 Greek legislative elections).
Until now, the EPP was the main European party at the EP with the PES. But to gain a majotity, they will need a coalition with other parties.The EPP will be probably lost one’s strenght by an increasing of extreme right at the 2014 elections. The PES and PS will need alliance with the Greens and the Liberals.