Richard Steel

Senior Advisor, Interel

Welcome to VoteEurope, a tool to guide you through the runners and riders in these most eagerly-awaited EP elections. Interel’s multi-national EU team, in collaboration with our offices and partners across the EU27, will keep you posted on all the decisions, plus a healthy dollop of gossip and rumour.For further information: [email protected]

Crowded stage as number of Spitzenkandidaten increases to six – 30/11/2018

The list of Spitzenkandidaten now stands at six and with a panel of up to nine Liberal leaders still to be nominated it will require a reinforced stage to hold the candidate debates. Broadcasters no doubt will want to focus on the head to head between the two leading candidates, the EPP’s Manfred Weber and the Socialists’ Frans Timmermans, but the smaller groups will all demand to be heard, not least the Liberals who will be seeking one of the top jobs on offer. The Liberals will only choose their panel of candidates in February and will have to find some formula for working out who attends what debate. Speculation is rife as to who will be on that list and who in particular En Marche…

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S&D (4 MEPs)

The Socialist VP for Sustainable Development, Kathleen Van Brempt MEP will be head of the…

ECR (4 MEPs)

Flemish Minister President, Geert Bourgeois (N-VA), will head the list for the N-VA.…

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