Germany's Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission

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EU leaders have picked German Defence Minister Ursuala von der Leyen for the top post of European Commission chief, after a marathon three-day summit.

A close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ms Von der Leyen’s nomination came as a surprise after the main front-runners were rejected.

If approved by the European Parliament she will become the first female Commission president.

IMF head Christine Lagarde, has been nominated for the head of the ECB.

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