European Elections 2009

The European Parliament is made up of 736 Members elected in the 27 Member States of the enlarged European Union. Since 1979 Members of the EP have been elected by direct universal suffrage for a five-year period. The last elections to the European Parliament were held in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) between 4th and 7th June 2009. The majority of Members were elected on Sunday 7th June, but because of traditional polling days varying from country to country according to local custom, some countries held their elections in the three preceding days:

The Members exercise their mandate in an independent fashion.They are grouped by political affinity and not by nationality, there are currently 7 political groups in the European Parliament:

25 Members are needed to form a political group, and at least one-quarter of the Member States must be represented within the group. Some Members do not belong to any political group and are known as non-attached (NA) Members.

Election results: the new Parliament
Political groupNumber of seatsScore in %

Diána Horváth