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Anastasiades congratulates new EU boss

President Anastasiades tweets congratulatory message to first woman to lead European Commission


President Nicos Anastasiades congratulated Ursula von der Leyen on becoming the European Commission’s next president, narrowly winning election in the European Parliament.

Anastasiades took to Twitter to congratulate von der Leyen, who is the first woman to fill the EU's top job after she was confirmed by 383 votes against 327.

“My wishes for a most successful and productive term. Looking forward to work closely with you for the future development of Europe,” the president tweeted.

According to foreign media, von der Leyen’s rise to the EU Commission presidency was a surprise, as she was not the initial favourite candidate put forth by major political blocs.

Von der Leyen, a Brussels-born 60-year-old who served as Germany’s defence minister, emerged as a consensus pick after European leaders made failed attempts during a series of meetings.

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