Review of European and National Election Results

02-06-2015

First published in May 2008, this latest Review of European and National Election Results, produced by the Public Opinion Monitoring Unit of DG Communications, contains detailed information about the May 2014 European elections, and looks back on 35 years of direct elections to the European Parliament since 1979. The opening chapters are dedicated to historic trends defining changes in the composition of the EP, political groups and gender balance among MEPs since 1979. They chart the Parliament’s progress, following the adoption of Treaties and the accession of new Member States, with the number of MEPs having increased from 410 in 1979 to 751 today. An important section of this Review looks closely at the turnout figures. Although overall turnout in 2014 remained stable, at 42.61% (compared with 42.97% in 2009), individual trends since 2009 vary widely from one country to another - from 26.37 points up in Lithuania to 23.46 points down in Latvia. In the last chapter, the reader will find several tables, for each Member State, detailing the results of the 2014 European elections (national parties represented, MEPs elected, national lists, etc.), as well as the results of the two last national parliamentary elections, and of presidential ones, where direct election applies.

First published in May 2008, this latest Review of European and National Election Results, produced by the Public Opinion Monitoring Unit of DG Communications, contains detailed information about the May 2014 European elections, and looks back on 35 years of direct elections to the European Parliament since 1979. The opening chapters are dedicated to historic trends defining changes in the composition of the EP, political groups and gender balance among MEPs since 1979. They chart the Parliament’s progress, following the adoption of Treaties and the accession of new Member States, with the number of MEPs having increased from 410 in 1979 to 751 today. An important section of this Review looks closely at the turnout figures. Although overall turnout in 2014 remained stable, at 42.61% (compared with 42.97% in 2009), individual trends since 2009 vary widely from one country to another - from 26.37 points up in Lithuania to 23.46 points down in Latvia. In the last chapter, the reader will find several tables, for each Member State, detailing the results of the 2014 European elections (national parties represented, MEPs elected, national lists, etc.), as well as the results of the two last national parliamentary elections, and of presidential ones, where direct election applies.