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Jean-Claude Juncker has been elected President of the European Commission by a strong majority of 422 votes in the European Parliament plenary session.
After being proposed as candidate for Commission President by the European Council on 27 June 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker needed a majority of 376 votes in the European Parliament.
Speaking ahead of the vote, he presented his political guidelines for the next European Commission as set out in a document entitled A new start for Europe: My agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change [858 KB] (available here in all EU languages).