As the EU president is not popularly elected, Haiku Herman - as the president is nicknamed - has only campaigned very moderately for the extension of his term. Just to be certain about his re-election he is, however, rumoured to have re-distributed his original campaign video from 2009 to the EU heads of state and government:
Here is one of Van Rompuy´s most famous haiku poems:
Birds in concert.One sings above all others.
I don't know its name.
Maybe the poet is less than honest here. Certainly he must know the name of the German chancellor!