KA: And we have another call coming, this time from the Archrepublic of Vayinaod, where Sofie Čikarová has won the Premier Commissioner race, followed by Kittichat Thongthang in second place. When it comes to the Internal Affairs Commissioner race, the victory is for Ilmaras Kalessed. Both candidates are from the Party of the European Left, that makes Vayinaod one of their strong places. And finally, we have Pekka Haavisto from Mennrimiak, who has been chosen by the Vardics to be the new European Foreign Affairs Commissioner.
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KA: And ladies and gentlemen, we have some BREAKING NEWS, Pekka HAAVISTO has been elected as Foreign Affairs Commissioner. As no other candidate is running for the seat, the Mennrimian wins a seat on the Commission, which also means that it's the first time the Kingdom of Mennrimiak gets to the European Commission, congratulations to them and of course, to the first winner of the night, Mr. Haavisto. Before we meet our first guest of the night, we are going to give away some data from the last Foreign Affairs Commission elections, as these aren't usually very exciting, but from the last 4 elections for this seat, it has been contested twice: one by Jean-Claude Juncker, a race he lost by just two votes; and 8 months ago, when Mitchell won by 7 votes against Reagan. The other two races are well-known: this one, which has already been won by Haavisto; and the one the Inquistan Antoni Reynels won with 26 votes, the highest amount of those a candidate has ever got on a election.
KA: And we go from speaking about a Mennrimian, to speaking to a Mennrimian. Tonight, our first guest is the Mennrimian candidate for Internal Affairs Commissioner, Sanna Marin. Ms. Marin, good evening.
SM: Good evening Katya, thanks for the invite.
KA: The pleasure's ours. The first question I would like to ask you is about your personal expectations for this election. You are not the favourite candidate, according to the polls, but do you think you still have a chance to become Europe's next Internal Affairs Commissioner?
SM: If I am honest, no. I am aware I won't win this election for the Internal Affairs Commissioner office. But many at home will be asking theirselves, is it worth to try? And the answer I give to them is absolutely; it is always important to try, at least once.
KA: You are brave to recognise you have no chances, Ms. Marin; but I encourage you to trust in your possibilities until the election is called for any of the candidates. Now, I would like to ask you: Who do you think that will win this election? What candidates are your favourites for these offices?
SM: Well, it's difficult to affirm who will win this race, there are some predictions about who could win but, in my opinion, it is possible that we get to see some surprises. And about the second question, I can only say that I would like my fellow countryman, Mr. Niinistö, to win. But that doesn't matter much, because the Europeans need to answer to that question, and not me.
KA: I also wish to ask you about your proposals, as we could just see you at the beginning of the Internal Affairs Commissioner debate held in Europolis not a long ago. What are your proposals for the European Union?
SM: I am proposing everyone to forget about ideologies, which basically means not camapigning for having member states governments' power over the European Union's, or to win just because you want the European Union to work closer with all the nations. That conception of campaigning for what your party or Eurogroup wants just divides Europe even more. I know that, as a voter, you only have the choice between loving, hating or not caring about the European Union; and we must change that attitude and campaign for what the Europeans need, no matter if they need jobs, healthcare or a place to live in.
KA: Ms. Marin, the interview has come to an end. On behalf of the Euronews team, I would like to wish you the best of luck for this election and thank you for being with us tonight.
SM: Thank you very much. And citizens of Europe, don't forget to vote, Europe depends of your opinion!