Nationalists and eurosceptics strengthened their positions in the European Parliament

The right-wing parties will increase their representation in the new European Parliament, but the majority will remain with the parties that support the preservation of the European Union.

The first place in the elections to the European Parliament, which took place in the last three days in all EU countries, is occupied by the block of Christian Democrats, which together with the Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, as well as social Democrats will be able to maintain a majority in the new convocation. And if the Christian Democrats and social Democrats the number of deputies in total will decrease by about 80 seats, the Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (it includes including the German Free Democratic party, the Alliance for Italy, the Liberal Democratic party of Great Britain) added 40 deputies.

18 people increased their representation of the party, which are part of the “green.”

The block “Europe for freedom and direct democracy,” which includes the eurosceptic “Alternative for Germany,” The Italian “Five-star Movement,” the British “Brexit Party,” added 14 seats. Block “Europe of Nations and Freedoms,” which includes the French “National Association,” The Italian “League,” the Dutch “Freedom Party” — 20 seats. Add nationalists and eurosceptics managed due to high results in France and Italy

The current composition of the European Parliament will run until 2024. It will have to share the EU governance powers with the European Council, form the Budget Committee, and monitor the activities of the European Commission.

The largest number of deputies to the European Parliament is sent by Germany (96 out of 751), followed by France (74), Italy and the UK (73), Spain (54), Poland (51). The smallest number of deputies (6 each) are represented by Luxembourg, Cyprus, Estonia, and Malta.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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