Watch: EU lead candidates debate in Brussels
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Watch: EU lead candidates debate in Brussels

Lead candidate commanding Parliamentary majority will be elected EC President following vote

Lead candidates hoping to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission are debating at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Political parties put forward candidates for the post of president of the European Commission ahead of the European elections. The lead candidate nominated by the Council, and able to command a majority in Parliament, will be elected President of the European Commission following a parliamentary vote.

Although some groupings have nominated more than one lead candidate, each grouping is represented by one candidate during Wednesday's debate.

Watch the debate in the video above.

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