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So whatever happened to Bulgarian ex-PM, Sergei Stanishev -reputedly the Council pick for the job? If the Council has so little control over what their EP party colleagues do, the confirmation of Ursula von der Leyen  (and, indeed their picks for all the other commissioners) is anything but a done deal.

It would be a very interesting development if the EP decided to flex their muscles and refuse to support Ursula von der Leyen's nomination. There would be much talk of "a constitutional crisis" but in reality they would be within their rights to do so and for many it would be a suitable riposte for the Council ignoring all their Spitzenkandidaten.

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