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After the election, the pro-European center holds in the European Parliament, but is fragmented

Article by Bernd Gruner, EUEW Senior Adviser for EU Affairs



From 23 to 26 May 2019 more than 512 million citizens in the 28 Member States of the European Union were called upon to vote for 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) for the 9th term lasting from 2019 to 2024. The elections mobilized 50.97 % of the European electorate which is 8 % higher compared to 2014 (42.61 %) and the highest turnover since 1999. The turnover increased in 20 countries, in particular, in big countries like Spain (64.3%, + 20.5%), Germany (61.41%, + 13.3 %) and France (50.12 %; +7.6%).