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New mandate for President Barroso - 16/09/2009

President Barroso © EC

Mr Barroso gets the nod from European parliament for another five years.

Parliament has endorsed José Manuel Barroso for a second term as president of the European commission. Mr Barroso will now be charged with putting together a new commission.

A total of 718 MEPs took part in the secret ballot, with 382 voting for and 219 against. There were 117 abstentions.

EU leaders nominated Mr Barroso for another five-year term after European parliament elections in June.


Political guidelines for Mr Barroso's next term

More on the EP vote on President Barroso

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