WOLFGANG MÜNCHAU: Europe’s centrist parties should think twice about supporting Ursula von der Leyen to top post
Accepting her as president of the European Commission could mean five years of political gridlock
Ursula von der Leyen, the German defence minister, might be confirmed as president of the European Commission by the European Parliament on Tuesday.
Or she might not. The betting in Brussels is that she may be able to scrape an absolute majority if she can secure the support of the hard right. The result is hard to predict because the votes will be cast in secret.