EP Research Services (EPRS) provide up-to-date key facts and figures about the European Parliament, its activities and the electoral process.
Nevertheless, details of the electoral process are governed by national laws and could still undergo changes under the authority of each member state. Some countries have voting obligations, some will go to vote on 23 May, others on 24 or 26 May, the minimum voting age differs from country to country and so do thresholds. Find out about national rules (to date)
An extensive EP Research briefing provides key facts and figures about the European Parliament, both today - during the current 2014 to 2019 parliamentary term - and in the seven previous terms since direct elections were introduced in June 1979.
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Parliament's future composition
The number of MEPs after Brexit and the 2019 elections will be reduced to 705.
Monitoring European and national election results
Parliament’s Public Opinion Monitoring Unit carefully tracks any change in policies on offer within the EU member states and constantly monitors the national and European political spectrum, in the light of past European elections and current trends. They follow elections, referenda and political developments in the member states with regard to their relevance and impact on the European Union and to the composition of the European Parliament.
Find out more in the regularly updated Review of European and National Election Results, the most complete and comprehensive database of developments in the political spectrum across the EU since the first direct European elections in 1979.