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Cameron to call vote if EU forces Juncker nomination

LONDON--British Prime Minister David Cameron will call for an "unprecedented" vote of EU leaders this week if the bloc seeks to push through Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission, his spokeswoman confirmed on Monday.

"The prime minister will make clear that if the European Council seeks to proceed with the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker, then the prime minister will expect there to be a vote on that," the spokeswoman told a briefing in London.

The threat came as Cameron prepared to meet European Council president Herman van Rompuy at Downing Street to discuss the issue of former Luxembourg premier Juncker's candidacy for the leadership of the commission, the EU's executive body.

"My understanding is that it would be unprecedented," the spokeswoman said.

The European Council gathers the leaders of all 28 EU member states. It is set to discuss the issue when it meets on Thursday and Friday, with Cameron increasingly isolated in his opposition to Juncker, whom he considers to be an arch-federalist incapable of bringing reforms needed to placate rising euroskepticism.

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