Tony Blair's chances of becoming the first EU president appear to be waning, with many European politicians objecting to the idea. The former British Prime Minister had been regarded as one of the leading contenders for the job and his supporters have been lobbying hard behind the scenes to boost his support. However, serious objections have emerged at this week's EU summit in Brussels, which concludes today. Many politicians, particularly those in the socialist groupings, don't want Mr Blair to fill the job due to his links with the Bush administration and the Iraq War, as well as Britain's lack of commitment to the EU project. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have also reportedly expressed a desire to see the president come from the centre-right.