European Election 2019 – Results

European Election 2019: Results in maps and charts

The two biggest voting blocs have lost their majority in the European Parliament.

The centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) and the centre-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D) are set to remain the two largest blocs, but have lost seats to the centre, left and nationalist right.

Charts showing change from 2014 to 2019

The Greens and Liberals have made gains, as well as the right-wing nationalist and populist groups.

With the two traditional blocs losing their majority for the first time, these smaller groups may find they have more sway on decisions in the new parliament.

New European Parliament by party group

The centre-right EPP held strong in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, while the Socialists and Democrats did best in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Map showing loss of support for main parties

It was a patchy night overall for the populists and right-wing nationalists, but they topped the polls in France, Italy and the UK.

In France, it was Marine Le Pen’s National Rally beating President Macron’s Renaissance alliance. While in Italy, Matteo Salvini’s League party seems set for victory with a strong lead over the centre-left Democratic Party.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party won seats right throughout the UK, at the expense of Labour and the Conservatives. UK results in maps and charts.

Right-wing groups do well in Italy, France and Germany

Among the biggest winners on the night were the Liberal and Green groups.

The liberal ALDE group was particularly buoyed by President Emmanuel Macron’s support in France, while the Greens exceeded expectations in Germany, Finland, France and the UK.

Greens and Liberals both made big improvements

Turnout was up in 20 of 28 EU countries. Overall turnout was the highest it has been in 20 years.

Turnout was up in 20 of 28 EU countries

By Daniel Dunford, Paul Kirby, Paul Sargeant, Clara Guibourg, Ed Lowther, John Walton and Irene de la Torre Arenas.

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Source: bbc.com

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