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Blair to be named EU President ‘within weeks’ if Irish ratify Lisbon Treaty

Posted By admin On October 1, 2009 @ 9:45 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Daily Mail [1]
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tony Blair is set to become EU President within weeks if Ireland votes ‘Yes’ in its referendum on the Lisbon Treaty tomorrow.

The former prime minister’s candidacy for the new post will be rushed through as quickly as possible, according to government sources.

Mr Blair is among the favourites to become the first President of the European Union, a role that is chosen by the EU’s 27 leaders and not by voters.

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Such an appointment would restore him to the world stage as well as boost his long-term income.

Mr Blair has refused to rule himself in or out of the running, but did say that ‘it is good to have fans’ for a possible candidacy.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has given his full support to a Blair bid. When French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner was asked yesterday if Mr Blair was the only real candidate, he said: ‘For the moment, indeed.’

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[1] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217394/Blair-named-EU-President-weeks-Irish-ratify-Lisbon-Treaty.html

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[3] Tony Blair ‘on the brink of EU presidency’ as Ireland votes on Lisbon Treaty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tony-blair-on-the-brink-of-eu-presidency-as-ireland-votes-on-lisbon-treaty.html

[4] Poll finds Irish support for EU’s Lisbon treaty rises: http://www.prisonplanet.com/poll-finds-irish-support-for-eus-lisbon-treaty-rises.html

[5] Irish exit polls show yes majority for Lisbon treaty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irish-exit-polls-show-yes-majority-for-lisbon-treaty.html

[6] Irish ‘No’ vote architect plans Europe-wide ‘referendum’ on Lisbon Treaty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irish-no-vote-architect-plans-europe-wide-referendum-on-lisbon-treaty.html

[7] EU leaders to ‘bribe’ Irish voters into backing controversial Lisbon Treaty at second referendum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-leaders-to-bribe-irish-voters-into-backing-controversial-lisbon-treaty-at-second-referendum.html

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