European Union

European Parliament: 2014 - 2019 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) 217 28.93%
S&D - Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament 186 24.80%
ECR - European Conservatives and Reformists Group 76 10.13%
ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 68 9.07%
GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left 52 6.93%
Greens/EFA - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 52 6.93%
EFDD - Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group 41 5.47%
ENF - Europe of Nations and Freedom Group 37 4.93%
NI - Non-attached Members 21 2.80%

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%

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%