European Parliament: 2004-2009 Outgoing Parliament

Distribution of political groups in the European Parliament
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats % of seats
EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats 288 36.69%
PSE - Socialist Group in the European Parliament 218 27.77%
ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 100 12.74%
UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group 44 5.61%
Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 43 5.48%
GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left 40 5.10%
IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group 22 2.80%
NI - Non-attached Members 30 3.82%

Since 2009, according to Parliament’s rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 25 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

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