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Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission since 2019


Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German and European Union politician who has been president of the European Commission since 1 December 2019. She served in the German federal government from 2005 to 2019, holding successive positions in Angela Merkel's cabinet, most recently as minister of defence. Von der Leyen is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its EU counterpart, the European People's Party (EPP).

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