European Parliament: 2004-2009 Constitutive session

Distribution of political groups in the European Parliament
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats % of seats
EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats 268 36.61%
PSE - Socialist Group in the European Parliament 200 27.32%
ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 88 12.02%
Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 42 5.74%
GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left 41 5.60%
IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group 37 5.05%
UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group 27 3.69%
NI - Non-attached Members 29 3.96%

Since 2009, according to Parliament’s rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 25 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

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