The EP after the 2019 European Elections: A Vector for Change?

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19 June 2019
Institut d'Études Européennes
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The electorate of the current 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) elected their national representation to the European Parliament (EP) for the 2019-2024 term during the period 23-26 May 2019.  Since 1979, when the first direct elections for the EP took place, the 2019 ballot was the 9th occurrence of the largest transnational elections involving more than 400 million eligible voters to elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament  (MEPs).

In this article, UNU-CRIS Associate Research Fellow Andrew Bradley sheds light on the on the outcome of the 2019 European elections and the role of the new European Parliament.