EU elections: EPP and S&D lost around 80 seats
by Roni Alasor
Brussels, 26 May 2019 - Middle East Diplomatic - The European Parliament elections was held between on 23-26 May 2019. Total 751 Members of the European Parliament have been elected as representatives of more than 510 million people from 28 EU member states, including UK as last decision.
The traditional main political parties, European People’s Party (EPP) and the centre-left Socialists and Democrats S&D, which dominated in the EU parliament in decades, suffered with around 80 loses.
While EPP and S&D lost their traditional majority in the EU Parliament, the biggest winners in election were the Greens and Liberal groups. But the new right-wing nationalist and populist groups also gain new voters.
The result of European Parliament : Centre-right (EPP) MEPs: +- 178 but lost around 42 seats. Socialists and Democrats (S&D) MEPs: +- 153 but lost around 38 seats.
The biggest winner of EU elections were Liberals (ALDE) with around 38 new seats total 105 and Greens (EFA) gain +- 69 MEPs with 19 new seats. Other hand, Right-wing nationalists (ENF) secured +- 58 seats while Left (GUE/NGL) got +- 38 seats with lose of 14 MEPs. The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) lost 7 and got total 63.