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Frans Timmermans announces candidacy for Commission top job

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Frans Timmermans announces candidacy for Commission top job

Frans Timmermans announces candidacy for Commission top job
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The Dutch Commission vice-president is seeking a promotion, with the announcement he would like to succeed President Jean-Claude Juncker.

He becomes one of the socialist candidates for the Commission top job.

A close ally of Juncker, he is currently in charge of Rule of Law matters, which has seen two Article 7 procedures triggered against Poland and Hungary respectively.