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Crunch time for Merkel, Macron as EU leaders meet to decide on next president

Europe's most powerful leaders were on collision course over filling Brussels' top job Tuesday as they gathered for a summit in the wake of elections that shook up traditional alliances. The EU's 28 national leaders will begin haggling and horse-trading over who will succeed Jean Claude-Juncker at the head of the European Commission, the bloc's powerful executive. EU powerbrokers France and Germany are at loggerheads over the role, although leaders insisted the summit dinner is about deciding policy priorities for the next five years, rather than personalities.

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