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Who Should be the Next EU Commission President?
Violeta Tomič / Nico Cué (EL)
A member of the European Left as EU Commission president would lead to more labor friendly policies.
An EL Commission President would demonstrate to a skeptical public that the EU is capable of political change as they would be outside the current center-right mainstream. This would show that change doesn't have to mean leaving the EU, which is important in the era of 'Brexit.'
Although running "only" as a co-candidate, an election of Tomic would, for the
, bring a woman in the EU Commission's top position.
Tomic, as a Slovenian, would be the first Eastern European Commission President.
It is just
that Violeta Tomic took up her work as General Rapporteur for the rights of LGBT people at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Adding to her responsibilities might undermine her work there.
Neither candidate is particularly active on social media. This makes them far less accessible to citizens than the other candidates running.
The political program of the European Left is vague in many areas.
The European Left opposes NATO, the IMF and the WTO (
Manifesto, p. 9
Nico Cué doesn't have the
to become EU Commission President but wants to use his campaign to direct attention to the difficult environment many workers face.