European Parliament Elections

European Parliament Elections

Elections to the Parliament of the European Union take place every five years by universal adult suffrage. 736 MEPs are elected to the European Parliament which has been directly elected since 1979. No other body is directly elected although the Council of the European Union and European Council is largely composed of nationally elected officials. Europarties have the exclusive right to campaign EU-wide for the European elections.

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Socialist Party (Netherlands) - Representation - Members of The European Parliament
... Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes 1994 55,306 1.3 (#8) 0 / 31 1999 178,642 5.0 (#7) 1 / 31 2004. 332,326 7.0 (#7) 2 / 27 2009. 323,269 7.1 (#7) 2 / 25 ... The party is not affiliated with the Party of the European Left ...
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... Parliament of Ireland (1297–1801) Parliament of Southern Ireland (1921–1922) People's Parliament (1940s) Silesian Parliament (1922–1945) Parliament of ...
Libertas Sweden - European Parliament Elections, 2009
... See also European Parliament election, 2009 (Sweden) and Libertas Sweden intended to contend the 2009 Euroelections on the specific issue ... The policies and core values of the umbrella pan-European party were on its website or on the main article here ...
European Parliament Elections - Commission President
... Election Largest Group President Party 1994 PES Jacques Santer EPP 1999 EPP-ED Romano Prodi PES 2004 EPP José Manuel Barroso EPP 2009 EPP Jos ... Under the European Constitution the European Council would have to take into account the results of the latest European elections and, furthermore, the Parliament would ceremonially "elect", rather than ... This was taken as the parliament's cue to have its parties run with candidates for the President of the European Commission with the candidate of the winning party being proposed ...

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