Seating in the Chamber 

The decision as to how seats in the Chamber are allocated among political groups, non- attached MEPs and representatives of EU institutions is taken by the Conference of Presidents (the leaders of the political groups and the President of Parliament) at the start of each legislative term. For the past few terms, political groups have sat like wedges in a pie chart, with the group leaders all in the first row, except when a new political group is formed half-way through the mandate.