However, these results are temporary and the distribution of the deputies in Parliament will depend on the constitution of the new European political groups.
The increase in popularity of green and far right parties is leading to a fragmentation of European political groups, which will have to organise and form a consensus in order to form a majority capable of exercising their legislative, budgetary and supervisory powers.
- Some national results
In Germany, the Conservatives (CDU-CSU) won 28.90 % of votes, followed by the Greens (20.50 %) and the Social Democrats (SPD) who won 15.80 % of the seats.
In the United Kingdom, Nigel Farage's Brexit Party reached first place with 31.69 % of votes. The Liberal Democrats ranked in second place with 18.53 %, ousting the traditional parties. The Labour Party obtained only 14.08 % of votes and the Conservative and Unionist Party 8.68 %. The Green Party won 11.10% of British votes.
At the French level, the presidential party, LRM, was overtaken by the Rassemblement national (RN), which obtained 23.31 % of votes against 22.41 %. Europe écologie-Les verts (the Greens) creates a surprise by winning 13.47 % of votes at the expense of Les Republicans (LR) - Union of the Right and Centre (8.48 %).
34.33 % of the Italians voted for Matteo Salvini's far-right League (LN). The Democratic Party (PD) is the only opposition party with 22.69 % of votes, surpassing the 5-star movement (M5S) which won 17.07 %.
In Spain, the Socialist Party (PSOE/PSC) won 32.84 % of votes. The conservatives of the Popular Party (PP) reached second place with 20.13 % of votes, followed by the centrists Ciudadanos (C's) with 12.17 %.
- Next steps
o May 27: Start of negotiations on the formation of European political groups
o June 20-21: European Council meeting with the Heads of State and Government
o July 02-04: First plenary session; elections of the President of the European Parliament and of the Chairmen of Parliament's Committees; validation of the portfolios of parliamentary committees
o Mid-July: Appointment of the President of the European Commission from the winning coalition in the European Parliament
o Summer: Announcements of the European Commissioners appointed by each Member State
o September/October: Hearings and election of European Commissioners by the European Parliament
o November: Start of the European Commission's mandate
By Thara Safi Couplet
Results of May 28 2019, European Parliament’s website
Results of May 27 2019, European Parliament’s website