Ursula von der Leyen is seeking a second term as head of the European Commission

Almost four months before the European elections, the current President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Monday February 19 that she is a candidate to keep her position at the head of the European executive

Ursula von der Leyen is seeking a second term as head of the European Commission

Almost four months before the European elections, the current President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Monday February 19 that she is a candidate to keep her position at the head of the European executive.

“I am making a conscious and considered decision today: I would like to run for a second term,” the German official said at a press conference after receiving the support of the CDU, the German conservative party from which she is a member. The former German defense minister has held this position since the last European election in 2019.