News Analysis: Defeat for Cameron, problems remain for Merkel

June 27, 2014 11:05 PM

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STRASBOURG, June 27 (Xinhua) -- As was widely predicted, British Prime Minister David Cameron lost his battle on Friday to block the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission (EC).

Former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Juncker was backed by 26 of the EU's 28 heads of government at the meeting of the European Council, with just Cameron and Hungary's Viktor Orban voting against the nomination.

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