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#EUelections2019 - Frans TIMMERMANS, lead candidate for the PES

Event date: 15/04/2019

#EUelections2019 - Frans TIMMERMANS, lead candidate for the PES

The lead candidate of the Party of European Socialists (PES), Frans Timmermans, 57, was nominated by the members’ congress in Lisbon on 7-8 December 2018.

Frans TIMMERMANS (PvdA, Netherlands) currently serves as First Vice-President of the European Commission. He was first elected to the second chamber of the Dutch Parliament in 1998. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Secretary of State for European Affairs, and from 2012 to 2014 as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mark Rutte’s cabinet. Mr Timmermans holds a degree in French language and literature from Radboud University.

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The Party of European Socialists (PES) nominated Frans Timmermans as lead candidate for the President of the European Commission, ahead of the May 2019 European Parliament elections.

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