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Greens, soc-dems and liberals would also be a bit larger then EPP and the far right, so if the left and M5* can be counted on to at least abstain, that is also a possible coalition. Don't think there is any votes that needs 50%+ of the elected in the EP, so an absolute majority is not needed.

But yes, PES-EPP is by far the more likely coalition. It would avoid a confrontation with the Council over nominations (in particular the rest of the Commission), and it is comfortable and serious in its austerity.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Feb 24th, 2014 at 09:06:02 AM EST
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