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Juncker nominated for European Commission President by EU leaders

(Xinhua)    15:24, June 28, 2014
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Filed photo taken on May 25, 2014 shows Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium. European Union (EU) leaders decided on Friday to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as next European Commission president at the summit held Friday in Brussels. (Xinhua/Gong Bing)

BRUSSELS, June 27 -- European Union (EU) leaders decided on Friday to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as next European Commission president at the summit held Friday in Brussels.

The president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said on his official twitter: "Decision made. The European Council proposes Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission."

Juncker was the lead candidate of the strongest political group- European People's Party (EPP). According to the latest provisional results, EPP group led the 2014 European Parliament elections, gaining 221 out of a total of 751 seats, followed by the S&D group that garnered 191 seats.

(Editor:Huang Jin、Bianji)

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