Cartoon European elections 2019

The Jigsaw

Published on 29 May 2019 at 14:03

Elections for the European Parliament on 23-26 May resulted in a fragmented assembly, with the two main parties, the People's Party (EPP, 178 seats) and the Social Democrats (S&D, 153 seats) losing seats to nationalists and eurosceptics parties(175 seats in total, distributed over at least three groups), as well as the Liberals (105 seats) and the Greens (69 seats). The participation rate was 50.2 percent, the highest in twenty years.

The main challenge the assembly will now face will be finding alternative majorities to the EPP-S&D group that has dominated so far.

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