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What now after European Parliament elections?

Over 200 million Europeans voted in the May elections which took place between 23-26 May with Irish citizens casting their ballots on 24 May. Turnout increased across the continent from 42,61% in 2014 to 51% in 2019.  


The new plenary will sit for the first time in Strasbourg from 2-4 July.



Before then, political groups hold their constitutive meetings. A political group must consist of at least 25 MEPs elected in at least one-quarter of the member states (i.e. at least 7). In order to be officially recognised as of 2 July, political groups have to notify their composition to the President by 1 July.

For more information on Parliament's constitutent plenary session, on the election of the Commission President and Commissioners and the situation regarding legislative business which did not reach plenary before the elections, see the full Press Release here.