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European elections 2024

European elections

Status: 10.06.2024 03:55

According to projections, the centre-right EPP alliance with the German lead candidate von der Leyen has clearly received the European elections. They are adopted by the Social Democrats and right-wing populists.

What will the brand new European Parliament include? This query will likely be determined within the 27 member states, which is able to ship particular person representatives to Brussels and Strasbourg. According to preliminary projections in spite of everything polling stations closed, the centre-right EPP alliance with the German lead candidate Ursula von der Leyen received the election by a transparent margin. This signifies that the alliance may have 184 seats within the European Parliament, which has a complete of 720 representatives.

“We will build a bulwark against left and right extremists,” mentioned von der Leyen throughout an look with EPP chief Manfred Weber (CSU). She now hopes for a second five-year time period on the head of the Commission.

The second strongest camp stays the Social Democrats (S&D), who, in response to the info, have 139 seats. They are adopted by the Liberals (Renew Europe), who’ve slipped to 80 seats, and the 2 earlier right-wing populist social gathering alliances, ECR and ID, which have gained and have 73 and 58 seats respectively. According to the forecast, the large losers within the European elections are the Greens. They have solely 52 seats.

Right-wing events stronger, however nonetheless and not using a majority

Far-right events such because the AfD made vital beneficial properties in comparison with the final election 5 years in the past. Overall, nevertheless, the clearly pro-European camp stays by far the most important. Even if all right-wing events had been to hitch forces, they might in all probability get fewer than 200 seats and would due to this fact be removed from a majority. The majority is 361 seats.

Nevertheless, the EU can even face challenges from inside sooner or later. Right-wing and Eurosceptic events might have a major affect on the longer term course of Europe, stories ARD correspondent Tina Hassel from Brussels.

Finding a majority might grow to be tougher

The election outcome might make it much more troublesome to discover a majority within the European Parliament. According to projections, will probably be the second time since 2019 that the centre-right EPP alliance and the social democratic S&D alliance is not going to kind a majority collectively.

It is probably going that the EPP will maintain talks with Social Democrats, Liberals and Greens within the coming days to agree on a free cooperation, which might then additionally safe a majority for the election of Ursula von der Leyen as Commission President.

First discussions with Social Democrats and Liberals

Von der Leyen introduced that she would strategy the Social Democrats and the Liberals about attainable cooperation within the EU Parliament. “I have always said that I want to build a broad majority for a strong Europe.” In her first time period as Commission President, she confirmed what a powerful Europe can obtain. “My goal is to continue on this path with those who are for Europe, for Ukraine and for the rule of law.”

Representatives of the Greens, Liberals and Social Democrats gave the primary optimistic indicators on Sunday night. The Greens' prime candidate, Terry Reintke, mentioned she was prepared to barter. The Liberals and Social Democrats expressed comparable views.

Theoretically, cooperation alternatives with particular person right-wing events is also explored. The EPP didn’t rule out cooperation with Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni earlier than the election. Her right-wing populist social gathering Fratelli d'Italia beforehand belonged to the right-wing conservative ECR group and acquired probably the most votes in Italy.

Luxembourg's former international minister Jean Asselborn known as on the EPP to not work with right-wing events. The largest group has an awesome duty, mentioned the socialist politician within the ARD“Flirting with right-wing parties must stop.” Europe deserves that the various people who find themselves for it at the moment are combating for it.

What are the duties of the European Parliament?

In precept, the Parliament, along with the EU Council of Ministers, is answerable for passing EU legal guidelines and the EU funds. The European Parliament is the one instantly elected physique within the EU. Its members have been elected by the residents of the member states since 1979.