The EU's unique definition of democracy

Jean-Claude Juncker's triumph in the European Commission elections is causing problems for his own party while antagonising sceptics across the channel, highlighting the EU's innate dysfunction.

What is democracy? Well, usually democracy is when the people vote in an election and the winner then happens to form a government. It is as simple as that. And what is European Union democracy? It is when the people vote in an election and, regardless of the outcome, German chancellor Angela Merkel decides on the next president of the European Commission.

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