Cause and Effect in European Politics and Law

The results in the rest of Europe

Adelina Marini, June 8, 2009

In the Czech republic the right forces have lost and will send to the EP only two representatives and the socialists, instead, will send 7 representatives in the group of PES. This is what the preliminary results who up to 1 o'clock Bulgarian time. The Czechs will not have an MEP in the group of ALDE. In Belgium, where voting is obligatory, the right, left and the centre are with almost equaled score. They will have 6 MEPs in the EPP, followed by PES and ALDE with 5 each.

In Germany the right parties have also won the elections and will have 42 representatives in the EPP. PES will have 23 German deputies and ALDE - 12. The Greens who are a strong political force in Germany and the EP will have 13 representatives. The Irish have also preferred the right parties and will send 4 representatives in the EPP, 2 in PES and 1 in ALDE. 6 deputies from the Netherlands will join ALDE, and 5 - the EPP. 3 deputies each the Dutch will send in PES and the Greens.

In neighbouring Romania the results show that there will be 14 representatives for the EPP group in the EP, 11 - in PES and 6 - in ALDE. Estonia, which introduced the e-vote for the first time, sends 4 representatives in ALDE and in PES and EPP - 1 each. Poland demonstrated a very strong contrast between left and right by electing 28 MEPs for the EPP group and only 6 in PES. They will have though 16 deputies in the Union Europe of the nations, which has nationalistic incline. The Spaniards have voted very similarly to us and have equal score between the left and the right - 23 MEPS in the EPP, 21 in PES. They will send in ALDE only 2 and the Greens will also have two representatives from Spain.