Pittella: A common progressive candidate for European Commission presidency is a victory for democracy and the EU

PES Lisbon
Following the PES Council in Lisbon and the decision to preserve the Spitzenkandidaten system for the election of the next president of the European Commission, the S&D leader, Gianni Pittella, stated:
 
“As progressive family we are proud of having decided to present a common candidate for the election of the next European Commission President. This unprecedented decision will tremendously reinforce the democracy and the citizens’ legitimization of the European Institutions. The choice - fiercely supported by the S&D Group - will be opened to millions of European citizens. This is a victory for democracy, for the whole of the progressive family and for Europe.