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Blair Set to Become First European President

Ex-PM expected to become President Blair if Irish pass treaty

(Newser) - Tony Blair could be installed as Europe's first-ever president within weeks if Ireland, in voting today, approves the treaty creating the job. Nicolas Sarkozy believes Blair is the best man for the job, sources tell the Times. Angela Merkel initially believed the job should go to somebody from a country... More »

Blair's Path to EU Helm Grows Clearer

If Irish approve Lisbon treaty, ex-PM in line for newly created position

(Newser) - If Ireland votes yes on the Lisbon treaty, officially creating the role of EU president, Tony Blair is looking more and more like the man for the job. Not that the former UK prime minister has publicly expressed any interest—he's remained tactfully silent—but he has pockets of support... More »

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