Leading Euro MPs are pushing for a rule change to stop the veteran French far-right leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, from presiding over the European Parliament.
The head of the conservative EPP, the largest bloc, has backed the initiative of the Socialists and Greens to block Mr Le Pen, AFP news agency reports.
As the oldest MEP, Mr Le Pen, 80, could chair the new parliament's inaugural session on 14 July under the rules.
If you needed anymore proof that the people who run the EU don't believe in democracy this is it.
If you change the rules to affect one group of people or in this case an individual you are discriminating.
It doesn't matter if they are a racist, they still deserve their democratic rights.
Quite why our EuroLeaders don't get this is almost beyond me. Until I remember that the EU is one of the most fascist, corrupt organisations created in the history of humanity.