Ursula von der Leyen: First woman to hold EU's top job

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • The European Parliament has narrowly elected Ursula von der Leyen as president of the European Commission.
    The German defence minister will become the first woman to hold the post when she replaces Jean Claude Juncker in November.
    She's a stalwart supporter of European integration and close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Strasbourg.

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  • Filmer D
    Filmer D  3 months ago +5

    Bilderberger since 2015 . Corrupt & Incompetent as German Defense Minister. LEAVE NOW.

  • Frei Gardmanq
    Frei Gardmanq  4 months ago


  • Jannik's Röhrentechnik
    Jannik's Röhrentechnik  4 months ago +8

    I'll tell you as a German, this woman has not done her old job well and the new will screw you up, this woman is dangerous for Europe!

  • Angelus Mortem
    Angelus Mortem  4 months ago +2

    at least she's not a drunk like her predecessor

  • Leonard Gheorghe
    Leonard Gheorghe  4 months ago

    Let's look at the bright side : at least now Germany is not hiding any longer behind that drunker, Juncker. Germany over all, that's all that matters and always has. Prepair your kids to die in Germany's future wars much like Americans die for Netanyahu. First, teach them how to do them selves a proper anema to meet the "homosexual education" requirements proposed in the EU's Parliament and for the foreseeable "marriage" that comes later as a result of their brainwashing propaganda. Prepair your selves for expropriation of your diesel cars with no compensation or a miserable one. Continue to stay with in the 3% public deficit no matter how poor you are. France excepted, of course..
    So.. Happy Times ahead! Congratulations Mrs. Whatever your name is.

  • Ovidiu Tiță
    Ovidiu Tiță  4 months ago +1

    VdL was nominated by 28 national leaders (qualified majority) and confirmed by 751 elected MEPs (absolute majority), a thorough intergovernmental and transnational negotiation, representing 512m people in 28 states, after her party came on top in a continent wide democratic vote

  • Landon Thomas
    Landon Thomas  4 months ago +2

    The EU needs a leftist, not a centre-right conservative.

  • Samuel kirk
    Samuel kirk  4 months ago

    no more jonker ?

  • John Smith
    John Smith  4 months ago +7

    So the EU's top job is not elected by the citizens?
    No wonder Britain wants out.

  • food
    food  4 months ago +4

    The first woman German defense minister. I think that says it all. No wonder the UK voted to leave. France has stockholm syndrome and the rest are slaves or former coconspirators like Poland... The survival of the UKs sovreignty will depend on whether we truly leave the EU(German masters) fully or not.

  • Antonio Chang
    Antonio Chang  4 months ago +4

    Best for the job. Democratically elected. An example of how democracy should work. The EU: The biggest trading block. bye bye now GB

  • Dennis DerChrist
    Dennis DerChrist  4 months ago +5

    Her name and job combined in German even equals her date of her days in office via gematria. Bilderberger stuff non stop. We need Christ as a child can see. It`s all going against the bible as always.

  • Kushal Kumar
    Kushal Kumar  4 months ago

    News reports said that the German Defence Minister , Ursula von der Leyen was narrowly elected President of the European Commission on 16 July 2019, by a majority of 383 members of the 751. She will be the first woman to head the Commission on 1 November , 2019 for a five year term. The message that the election outcome has given is the narrow margin of majority electing Ursula von der Leyen , suggesting lack of impressive unity among the members of the European Union. And this scenario of lack of impressive unity was implied in the predictive alert of this Vedic astrology writer in article - “ World trends in April to August 2019” - brought to public domain widely in March and subsequently on 5 April , 2019. The predictive alert had said that a period of four and a half months from mid April to August , particularly June and around , in the present year 2019 looked to be potent with the following also :

    “ 3. Decision- making capability may be either short of firmness or having potential to give rise to ambiguity.

    7. Unions , federations , groups or associations of nations may show signs of divergence in more than one sphere of life. In other words , the spirit of unity in them may be short of being ideal”.

    Note :- Separately and in addition , this writer has alerted already on 22 June , 2019 that more care and appropriate strategy may be called for during a period of fortnight from 25 September to 9 October , particularly on 28 29 September , in the present year 2019 against one or more or most among likely War or WW3 -like scenario , massive earthquakes , storms-tornadoes-cyclones , floods, landslide , road-rail-air safety concerns , economic and financial major worrisome concerns , health woes related to stomach-head-brain-eyes , worrisome concerns related to foodstuffs crops , energy resources concerns , human malice at its height in operation , political turmoil or political powers facing turmoil , and the like. Vulnerability of a country or region appears to be main determining factor. Having said that , it may be made clear that human more care and appropriate strategy has weight over planetary trend generating impacts.

  • Hadas Yohannes Kafela

    L´ordre Generale!!!! SoS .

  • A S Humphrey
    A S Humphrey  4 months ago +4

    Merkel’s daughter & closely related to Mr A Hitler.....one step closer to the dream of complete German domination over Europe !

  • Anna Hunt
    Anna Hunt  4 months ago +4


  • yip mr
    yip mr  4 months ago


  • Ken Wong
    Ken Wong  4 months ago

    Good. Very Good.

  • Pathfinder red Mike PIMPEO

    The same woman who sank the german defense machine

  • Malloc
    Malloc  4 months ago +5

    Her only qualification is being ''her''...to funny. Why bother with a vote if the choice is one person? Seems like a desperate attempt to legitimize themselves that would not convince a 6 year old.