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Barroso wins second term of office

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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has won a second term of office after a majority of European MPs voted for him.

The former Portuguese prime minister, who was the only candidate in the European Parliament vote, will serve a new five-year term.

In the secret ballot 382 MEPs voted for him, 219 against and 117 abstained.

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