Herman Van Rompuy, who ran unopposed for a second term as the EU’s fake president, won 100% of the vote in an election which the public didn’t participate. I would really like to hear from any EU supporters why exactly this evil clown and the system that he represents, is both a representational democracy and necessary. Go ahead, humor me in the comments.
UPDATE: Henrik Clausen from EuropeNews comments:
a vote of confidence in the former Belgian prime minister’s handling of the euro zone debt crisis.
OK, that proves that 27 citizens of the European Union have confidence in his handling of the crisis. I fully understand that this person was not put to a public vote.
Van Rompuy confirmed for 2nd term as EU Council president
By Luke Baker
BRUSSELS | Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:57pm EST
(Reuters) – European Union leaders elected Herman Van Rompuy to a second, 2-1/2-year term as president of the European Council on Thursday, a vote of confidence in the former Belgian prime minister’s handling of the euro zone debt crisis.
The leaders also appointed Van Rompuy, 64, to be president of euro zone summits, two of which will be held each year from now on, on top of the four EU summits that normally take place.
“(I am) very honored that all European Council members have decided to ask me to continue as European Council President for a second mandate,” Van Rompuy said in a statement posted on Twitter. “It’s a privilege to serve Europe in such decisive times; also a big responsibility.”
UPDATE II: A colleague of the TT’s takes note: “Notice that “Europe’s President” Herman Van Rompuy received 100% support for his reelection. That’s exactly the same percentage as that received by Kim Jong-il in the North Korean elections of 2003. These men are very popular and have massive public support, no doubt. “