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In the aftermath of the 2014 EU elections, EU leaders and Parliament are performing a game of musical chairs over the lead positions in the EU institutions: the Commission president, European Council presidency and a number of other roles.

Who will take centre stage on the European level is negotiated on the basis of nationality and political allegiance and is due to reflect a fair representation of member states and of the political power balance in Europe. The EU elections have been promoted under the slogan ‘This time it’s different’: for the first time in history, the European Parliament elects the next Commission president, which has led to a institutional bickering over 'Spitzenkandidaten' and outsiders.

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