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Alexander Stubb declares bid to be EU chief executive

Stubb becomes the second candidate to lead the center-right in European Parliament elections in May.

Former Finnish prime minister and Furman alum Alexander Stubb ’93 announced on Oct. 2 his candidacy to replace European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, becoming the second candidate to lead the center-right in European Parliament elections in May. Stubb, 50, is currently a vice president at the European Investment Bank. You can read more in Politico.

Stubb, who graduated from Furman with a degree in political science, has served as Finland’s finance minister, trade minister, Europe minister and foreign minister, as well as a member of the Finnish Parliament and of the European Parliament. He also has degrees from the College of Europe, the Sorbonne and the London School of Economics.

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