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Thursday, November 24, 2011

PES Council 2011 adopts selects resolution

PES Council has just adopted major resolution establishing democratic selection process to choose PES candidate for President of the European Commission at next Euro-elections.

Process will be open and democratic but flexible for national parties to choose their most appropriate method. Will involve direct or indirect consultation with national party members. Candidates need nomination of 6 national parties or organisations. Final votes cast proportionally at extraordinary PES Congress in 2014.

Nominations open/close October 2013. Determination of positions of national parties takes place in December 2013 and January 2014. Special PES Congress takes place to select candidate and adopt manifesto in February 2014.