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The European Parliament (EP) is the only parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU) that is directly elected by EU citizens aged 18 or older. Together with the European Commission and the Council of the European Union it exercises the tripartite legislative function of the European Union. The Parliament is composed of 751 members (MEPs), that is intended to become 705 starting from the 2019–2024 legislature because of specific provisions adopted about Brexit, who represent the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.

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Pro-European parties kept a firm grip on the EU parliament on Monday as liberal and green parties matched a surge by eurosceptic parties, who won control of a..
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EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Manfred Weber, who heads the European Parliament's conservative EPP group, was well placed to succeed..
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was left struggling for his political survival on Monday after his Syriza party, stung by austerity and a bitter rift over an..
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Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom's European Parliament election, warning..
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Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet France's centrist President Emmanuel Macron on Monday to discuss the allocation of top jobs in the..
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Pro-European parties retained a firm grip on the EU parliament, provisional results from the bloc's elections showed on Monday, though eurosceptic opponents saw..
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Labour is edging closer to support for a second Brexit referendum, after a drubbing at the European Parliament elections which saw Remain voters desert them for..
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The center-right and center-left lost significant ground to far-right, business and environmental parties in continent-wide balloting that saw the highest..
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Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) surged to a clear victory in Sunday's European Parliament vote, a stamp of approval for the party's nationalist,..
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Asia stocks inched up but remained near four-month lows on Monday amid concerns about U.S.-China tensions while the euro stayed in a narrow range after the..
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BRUSSELS: The traditional centrist leaders of Europe have been assailed from the nationalist, anti-immigration far-right and the environmental activist left in..
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The Italian government will carry on without a cabinet reshuffle, Italy's Deputy PM and leader of the 5-Star Movement, which saw its support slump in Sunday's..
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Elections for the EU Parliament finished Sunday with Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally leading in France while Green parties made gains in France and..
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Anti-EU populist Nigel Farage's Brexit Party triumphed and Theresa May's ruling Conservatives endured a historic blow in European Parliament elections, in which..
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Asia stocks hovered near four-month lows on Monday amid concerns about U.S.-China tensions while the euro was confined to a narrow range after the weekend's..
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Anti-EU populist Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party triumphed and the ruling Conservatives endured a historic blow in European Parliament elections in which Britain..
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Asia stocks edged up early on Monday, and the euro was confined to a narrow range after the weekend's European Parliament elections highlighted the deepening..
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Partial results from the European Parliament elections suggest that far-right parties have scored considerable gains. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Rally..
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called snap national elections after suffering a heavy defeat by the opposition conservatives in European Parliament..
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Nigel Farage, elected as a member of the European Parliament for the Brexit Party, said he wanted his team involved in Brexit negotiations and that he was..
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The center-left candidate to head the next European Union's executive on Sunday ruled out building a coalition with far-right forces, calling for a "progressive"..
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Ukip's leader has lost his seat at the European Parliament elections, in the latest blow for the eurosceptic party.
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By Wang Zichen, Ren Liying BRUSSELS, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The Greens are expected to be one of the biggest winners in this year's European Parliament elections,..
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Britain's Brexit Party is on course for a big win in the country's European Parliament elections, leader Nigel Farage said on Sunday ahead of the release of..
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he would call snap elections following the defeat of his Syriza party in European Parliament elections.
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Following are early predictions of the results of the election to the European Parliament based on exit polls. Over 400 million people can vote in 28 countries,..
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Marine Le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National rode a wave of nationalist sentiment to win the most votes in France's election to the European Parliament on..
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The European Parliament spokesman says turnout for Sunday's election is nearing 51% for 27 nations, according to preliminary figures. This suggests more than 200..
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Romanians living abroad faced long queues at polling stations to cast votes in the European Parliament election and a national referendum.
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Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) came out narrowly ahead in Sunday's European Parliament vote, seen as test of the party's nationalist, eurosceptic..
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Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday after a European Parliament election result..
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France's green party saw a surge in support in Sunday's European Parliament election, mirroring strong gains made by ecologist parties in Germany and Ireland,..
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Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came ahead in Sunday's European Parliament election, with 42.4% of the vote, an exit poll showed.
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Marine Le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National party secured the most votes in France's election to the European Parliament on Sunday, a result that will..
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Greece's opposition New Democracy party took a commanding lead over the ruling leftist Syriza in European Parliament elections on Sunday, early results showed,..
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The center-right European Peoples' Party would get 173 seats in the new European Parliament, followed by the Socialists with 147, and liberals getting 102 seats,..
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European Parliament elections not only determine the make-up of the next EU assembly and help decide who ends up running top European institutions but can also..
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Marine Le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National party won the most votes in the European Parliament election in France, two exit polls showed on Sunday, in an..
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Socialists were seen winning the European Parliament election in Spain, a GAD3 opinion poll for ABC newspaper showed as voting ended.
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The European Parliament's first turnout estimate for bloc-wide elections came at between 49 and 52 percent on Sunday evening, compared to a final reading of..
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Germany's Green party doubled its share of the vote in Sunday's European Parliament election, leaping into second place behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's..
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz got a boost in his fight to keep his job on Sunday with a projection showing his conservative party coming a clear first in..
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The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Sunday she wanted to continue to work in the national coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's..
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Germany's Manfred Weber should be the next European Commission president if the European People's Party emerges as the largest group after elections to the..
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European voters turned out in larger-than-expected numbers on Sunday as four days of voting concluded in the last of the 28 nations taking part in 2019 European..
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Germany's Green party doubled its share of the vote in Sunday's European Parliament election, leaping into second place behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's..
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The Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party held a lead over ruling leftist Syriza in European Parliament elections on Sunday, a joint exit poll by..
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Following are running highlights of the election to the European Parliament. Over 400 million people can vote in 28 countries, seven of which held ballots..
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Turnout for the European Parliament elections in France stood at 43.29% at 1700 local time (1500 GMT), the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, significantly above..
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Europeans turned out to vote on Sunday in bigger numbers than before in an election pollsters predict will further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster..
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Tens of millions of European voters will vote Sunday as 21 countries choose their representatives in a battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to..
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Tens of millions of European voters will vote Sunday as 21 countries choose their representatives in a battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to..
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Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament,..
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Support for Ireland's Green Party surged in European and local elections, an exit poll showed on Saturday, putting it in line to take its first seats in the..
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Support for Ireland's Green Party surged in European and local elections, an exit poll showed, putting it in line to take its first seats in the European..
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Police in France were on Saturday hunting a suspect following a blast in a pedestrian street in the heart of the city of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen..
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Dutch mainstream, EU-supporting political parties made gains in the first test of the European Parliament election, according to an exit poll that showed a..
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Politico reported on Friday morning the Labor Party of Frans Timmermans, the center-left candidate for European Commission president, was the unexpected winner..
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Dutch pro-EU parties headed for a surprise win Thursday in European Parliament elections, defying a predicted surge for populist forces as voters in Brexit-bound..
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The Labour party of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans on Thursday won a surprise victory in a Dutch election for European Parliament, an exit poll showed,..
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The Labour party of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans on Thursday won a surprise victory in Dutch voting for the European Parliament, easily beating an..
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The Netherlands' Labour party won most Dutch votes for the European Parliament on Thursday, according to an exit poll, a surprise result that gives a boost to..
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Voting started on Thursday in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for one of the most important European Parliament elections in decades, according to Al..
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More BARCELONA β€” Amid the ongoing political crisis turned soap opera sweeping Europe as elections approach to choose delegates to the EU Parliament, French..
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