European Union

European Parliament: 2009 - 2014 Outgoing Parliament

Distribution of political groups in the European Parliament
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats % of seats
EPP - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) 273 35.73%
S&D - Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament 195 25.52%
ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 83 10.86%
Greens/EFA - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 57 7.46%
ECR - European Conservatives and Reformists Group 57 7.46%
GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left 35 4.58%
EFD - Europe of freedom and democracy Group 31 4.06%
NI - Non-attached Members 33 4.32%

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%