- José Manuel Barroso, Commission President (Photo: European Commission)
France and Germany have proposed that the Commission President shall be appointed by the EU Parliament.
The EU Constitution proposes that a superqualified majority in the Council (72% majority of Member States who together comprise 65% of the EU population) shall appoint a candidate to be approved (elected) by the EU Parliament. If the EU Parliament rejects the candidate the process starts over. See Article I-26.1
LinksSee also Commission and Censure.