European Union

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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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%
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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%