European Union

European Parliament: 1984 - 1989 Outgoing Parliament

Distribution of political groups in the European Parliament
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats % of seats
S - Socialist Group 166 32.05%
PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group) 113 21.81%
ED - European Democratic Group 66 12.74%
COM - Communist and Allies Group 48 9.27%
L - Liberal and Democratic Group 45 8.69%
RDE - Group of the European Democratic Alliance 30 5.79%
ARC - Rainbow Group: Federation of the Green-Alternative European Links, Agelev-Ecolo, the Danish People's Movement against Membership of the European Community and the European Free Alliance in the European Parliament 20 3.86%
DR - Group of the European Right 16 3.09%
NI - Non-attached Members 14 2.70%

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.

08/07/2019 - 12:11
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MEPs' gender balance by year Constitutive session

Gender balance of MEPs by year
European Union
Year Women Men
1979 16% 84%
1984 18% 82%
1989 19% 81%
1994 26% 74%
1999 30% 70%
2004 31% 69%
2009 35% 65%
2014 37% 63%
2019 41% 59%
22/10/2019 - 11:30
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Turnout by year Final results

Turnout in the European Union by year, in percentage points
Year European Union
2004 45.47%
2009 42.97%
2014 42.61%
2019 50.66%