If elected by MEPs on Tuesday at 18.00, Ursula von der Leyen will be set to become President of the European Commission for the next five years.
At 09.00 on Tuesday morning, she will take the floor in Parliament’s plenary session and outline her vision and plans as Commission President, followed by a debate with MEPs until 12.30.
Ms von der Leyen, who has been Germany’s Defence Minister since 2013, was nominated by the European Council as President-designate of the European Commission on 2 July. She now needs the backing of an absolute majority (50% plus one) of Parliament’s component members in order to become the first female politician to take on the role. The vote will be held by secret paper ballot.
Debate: Tuesday, 16 July at 09.00
Vote: Tuesday, 16 July at 18.00
Procedure: Election of Commission President