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European People’s Party (EPP) remain the strongest group in the European parliament after the EU 2024 election.

Elections took place across the European Union from June 6 to June 9 with more 400 million eligible voters in 27 countries, who were able to choose the 720 MEPs for the next 5 years.

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The vote, held every five years, and this year’s outcome is expected to strengthen ties and solve the issues affecting the region ranging from climate change and migration to foreign policy and social rights.

Hundreds of parties teamed up to form coalition comprising social democrats (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)), Christian democrats/centre-right (European People’s Party (EPP)) and liberals (Renew Europe (RE)).

Populist and radical right party groups, namely the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and Identity and Democracy (ID), the non-aligned parties, the left and the Greens party.

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The EPP (centre right) came first as the chambers biggest bloc with a total of 189 seats, followed by S&D (centre left) with 135 seats, RE(centre) stand came third with 83 seats, ECR (right wing) got 72 seats, I&D (far right) led by France’s marine le pen won 58 seats, the greens party (center left) bagged 53 seats and finally, the left, (far left) with 35 seats.

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The Greens and the liberals had a flip as they lost many seats compared to the 2019 election making Macron to call for a French election after the poor performance against Marine Le Pen. Belgium prime minister even resigned after his party defeat.

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