Jun 04, 2019 / Academic / 3:47 pm


The results of elections conducted to elect members to the European Parliament in 2014 and in 2019 are compared in the given bar graph.

As seen in the chart, when the 2019 results got published, out of the eight major political parties, excluding the non-aligned, four made gains. Of the successful, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the Europeans People’s Party (EPP) made their numbers climb by 39 and 36 from their previous standings of 146 and 180 respectively in 2014. The other two parties which added more members to the parliament were the GUE/NGL and the ECR (13 and 18 members).

Of the worst sufferers, the ALDE&R stood first, when 50 of its seats were lost, which made a significant impact in the 2019 election results. The other three (EFDD, GREENS and ENF) lost 12 to 22 seats when compared to the number of seats they won four years ago. The Non-aligned, however, can send 12 more members to the parliament.

Overall, it can be understood that the latest result evoked mixed response among the major political parties, when no party went for an absolute majority.

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