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1st LD Writethru: Juncker to exchange views with EP political groups

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BRUSSELS, July 7 (Xinhua) -- The candidate for Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet this week with all political groups in the European Parliament to exchange views in a bid to secure backing for the European Commission's top job, an official statement said on Monday.

The discussion is scheduled to hold on Tuesday and Wednesday, which is ahead of the European Parliament plenary vote to elect the next president of the European Commission on July 15 in Strasbourg.

From Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening, Juncker will have meetings with all political groups, during which Members of European Parliaments will grill him on his plans, priorities and suitability for the post.

He will meet the S

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