European People's Party leader and candidate in the European Parliament elections, Manfred Weber, cast his vote at a polling station in Wildberg, south west Germany, on Sunday.
Speaking to journalists outside the polling station, Weber, who is a candidate to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as EU Commission President, said, «[...] our priorities are clear: I don't want a see a right populist Europe... Еще, where those who want to destroy the idea of togetherness on European level, and I'm also against Europe which is in the hands of the left, who wants to ban things, who wants to forbid things, who wants to make more taxation.»
«That's why the centre, the Christian Democratic Centre, the European People's Party's idea for the future of the European Union, that is what we fight for, and that is what we argue for. And hopefully we will arrive again as the biggest political family in the European Parliament; that is our goal,» he added.
A total of 751 Members of the European Parliament will be elected over the weekend, representing 512 million citizens of the 28 member states. Polling stations in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were the first to open on Thursday, while 21 EU countries are holding their election on Sunday.