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David Cameron 'secures EU vote' over Jean-Claude Juncker

David Cameron's call for a vote on Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as European Commission President has been accepted by the president of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy.

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PM suffers setback in bid to block Juncker from EU job

David Cameron's bid to prevent Jean-Claude Juncker from becoming the new European Commission President took a setback today when left-wing leaders across Europe backed the Luxembourgian politician.

David Cameron's hopes of blocking Jean-Claude Juncker from taking the post of European Commission president have suffered a further setback. Credit: PA

Mr Juncker was the choice of the centre-right European People's Party, the largest grouping in the European Parliament after last month's elections.

But following a summit in Paris, Francois Hollande, the socialist president of France, declared that nine centre-left governments, including Italy, Austria, and Denmark, had also agreed to back Mr Juncker.

Mr Cameron will meet European Council president Herman Van Rompuy on Monday as part of his campaign to block the nomination of the former Luxembourg prime minister.

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