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EU Commission’s Juncker Faces Calls to Resign After Brexit Vote

  • Luxembourger not ‘right man for job,’ Czech minister says
  • Merkel’s spokesman signals support for former premier
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission.

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Jean-Claude Juncker faced calls to resign as president of the European Union’s executive arm after the U.K. voted to quit the EU.

Some EU governments believe the European Commission bears responsibility for the outcome of last week’s referendum in which 52 percent of U.K. voters supported an exit from the 28-nation bloc. Germany’s newspaper of record, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published an op-ed on Monday saying Juncker should stand down. Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said that Juncker should have done more to persuade Britain to remain in the EU.