Members of the European Parliament have threatened to topple the European Commission unless its infamous new secretary-general Martin Selmayr, promoted twice in a matter of minutes in controversial circumstances, steps down.

Leading MEPs , including Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt, evoked the spectre of the Santer Commission, which resigned en masse amidst corruption allegations in 1999 before it was forced out of office by the European Parliament.

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