Ursula von der Leyen will be the next president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, after lawmakers approved her nomination on Tuesday.
383 European lawmakers voted in favor of the appointment, surpassing the 374 votes needed to confirm her.
The incoming president told the parliamnent that trust placed in her by lawmakers reflected a “confidence placed in Europe.” Von der leyen added that her endeavour was a “united and strong Europe.”
Moments earlier, the incoming president took to Twitter to say thank you in several languages.
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