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BREAKING: Parliament APPROVES Barroso II Commission

Tuesday, 9 February 2010
José Manuel Barroso (Photo: European Commission)MEPs meeting in Strasbourg have APPROVED the proposed Commission team headed by José Manuel Barroso.

488 MEPs voted in favour, 137 voted against, and there were 72 abstentions.

The new Barroso II Commission will now be sworn in and will officially begin work tomorrow morning.

Their mandate will end on 31st October 2014.

With 70% of the vote in favour, the result for Barroso II is greater than that achieved for the first Barroso Commission five years ago. In October 2004, 66% of MEPs voted in favour.

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