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Thursday, August 12, 2010

euobserver.com writes on PES Primary Campaign

euobserver.com is one of Europe's leading on-line news agencies, specialising in stories relating to the European Union. Their reporter, Leigh Philips, interviewed the organisers of the campaign for an article that has been posted today at: Socialists want US-style primaries for commission president candidate

Leigh writes:

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - European social democracy is in the doldrums and the members of the continent's centre-left think that a major change at the top of the Party of European Socialists is the solution.

After a rout of the centre-left in last year's European elections, activists with the centre-left Party of European Socialists (PES) have launched a campaign to push for US-style primary elections within the party to select their candidate for the presidency of the next European Commission in 2014.

The rest of the article can be read here: euobserver.com/9/30615

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