Merkel Faces German Backlash For Ignoring Voters On EU Top Job

wochit politics
May 30, 2014 AT 3:31 PM
Angela Merkel's lukewarm support for Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission has put the normally popular chancellor at the center of a furious debate in Germany, where she is accused of ignoring the will of EU voters. With one journalist going as far as to call Merkel's tactics "dumb" on national TV, she risks snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in the European Parliament vote.