EU leaders have put forward their choices for the bloc’s top jobs, with a woman for the first time proposed for European Commission chief. The nomination of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen came as a surprise after the main front-runners were rejected. IMF head Christine Lagarde has been nominated for the head of the European Central Bank. The announcement follows days of difficult negotiations. In all, EU leaders were tasked with nominating five people for the top jobs. Belgian liberal Prime Minister Charles Michel is nominated to replace European Council President Donald Tusk while Spain’s Josep Borell is proposed as foreign policy chief.