Election results – Election days and night 

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During the whole election period, from 6 to 9 June 2024, EP services will closely monitor, aggregate and analyse national election data, including exit polls, as they are released.

From Sunday 9 June 2024, the European Parliament will publish data on election results as they become publicly available in member states, in 24 EU languages, on https://results.elections.europa.eu.

The EP is neither conducting nor commissioning any kind of voting intention surveys or exit polls. The estimates published on election night will be provided by Parliament’s external contractor, Verian, which will use its network of affiliate institutes in all member states to aggregate available data.

The information provided during election night will combine different types of election data, depending on what is available in any given member state at the time, including exit polls, provisional results, final results and official results. All data on Parliament’s election results website will be clearly labelled according to type.

See below the definition of each kind of election data Parliament will be publishing on election night and until the constitutive plenary session of the European Parliament in July 2024.

National data

  • Estimates: Aggregation established by Verian of available national estimates and/or polling data (such as exit polls) resulting from the elections and published in a given member state by well-known and reliable national polling institutes after voting has finished.
  • Provisional results: First results as published by the member state’s official election authority on the basis of a percentage of votes counted.
  • Final results: Results as published by a member state’s official election authority after all votes have been counted.
  • Official results: Definitive results as proclaimed by a member state’s official election authority and validated by their national legislative authority.

EU results

  • Projection: The European Parliament’s projection is an estimate of its composition following the election, established by Verian as an aggregation of available election results, estimates or polling data published in member states after voting has finished. The projection will be based on the structure of the outgoing Parliament, so as not to prejudge the composition of the newly elected Parliament at its constitutive session in July.
  • Provisional: Composition of the European Parliament based on available provisional or final national results published after voting has finished in all member states, and based on the structure of the outgoing Parliament.
  • Constitutive session: Results as officially announced by the newly-elected European Parliament after verification of its Members’ eligibility criteria.
  • Outgoing Parliament (for historical data only): European Parliament as configured in the last parliamentary session of the current legislature.

Note on the composition of the projections: If there are changes in the way the projection is composed that deviate from the established structure of the outgoing Parliament, these will only be reflected in the projection after an official, written declaration from the parties concerned of such a change has been received.

Technical questions about election results should be addressed to election-results-data@europarl.europa.eu

Results from previous elections

The dynamic and interactive website https://results.elections.europa.eu offers overall European election results, including national breakdowns, the composition of all outgoing European Parliaments since 1984, breakdowns by national parties and political groups since 1979 and all results at the national level since 2009. In addition, the site offers information on trends in European elections, for example on gender balance.

The tool allows you to compare data between different elections. A widget can tailor the website to your needs. It will publish historical results of European elections on your website and provide live results. You may download datasheets in open data formats (json, xml and csv) and graphic image formats (jpg and png).