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By Manneken Pis   October 1998

Betting on the next president

It is now evens that Jacques Santer of Luxembourg will get a second term as commission president, after Europe’s conservative party leaders reckoned that because Jacques Delors had two terms, so should their own Christian Democrat. That agreement may be Hemlut Kohl’s last contribution to Europe. The odds on Santer improved after his cabinet leaked the word that while he was not going to campaign openly, he would not turn the job down. But Mannekin Pis still favours a flutter on Nato’s secretary-general, Javier Solana. A moderate social democrat from Spain (which wants its turn…

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