The Staggers 27 June 2014 EU leaders nominate Jean-Claude Juncker to be the next European Commission president David Cameron's bid to block the so-called arch-federalist from getting the job fails. Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up David Cameron's efforts to block Jean-Claude Juncker from becoming the next president of the European Commission have failed. The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, confirmed that EU leaders have chosen to nomiate Juncker despite opposition from the UK prime minister. Decision made. The European Council proposes Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission #EUCO — Herman Van Rompuy (@euHvR) June 27, 2014 A vote was held among EU leaders, which was won 26 to 2 by supports of Juncker's nomination. As predicted, the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban was the only other council member to join Cameron in voting against. David Cameron has said on Twitter that he will always “stand up for UK interests”: I've told EU leaders they could live to regret the new process for choosing the Commission President. I'll always stand up for UK interests. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 27, 2014 According to the Guardian, Cameron termed the process a “backroom deal” to appoint Juncker, who was being “railroaded” through against the wishes of Britain and Hungary. › Our plastic waste is changing the geology of the Earth's rocks Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!