European Union

European Parliament: 1994 - 1999 Outgoing Parliament

Distribution of political groups in the European Parliament
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats % of seats
PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists 214 34.19%
PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group) 201 32.11%
ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party 42 6.71%
GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left 34 5.43%
UPE - Group Union for Europe 34 5.00%
V - The Green Group in the European Parliament 27 4.31%
ARE - Group of the European Radical Alliance 21 3.35%
I-EDN - Group of Independents for a Europe of Nations 15 2.00%
NI - Non-attached Members 38 6.07%

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.

MEPs' gender balance by year Constitutive session

Gender balance of MEPs by year
European Union
Year Women Men
1979 16% 84%
1984 18% 82%
1989 19% 81%
1994 26% 74%
1999 30% 70%
2004 31% 69%
2009 35% 65%
2014 37% 63%

Turnout by year Final results

Turnout in the European Union by year, in percentage points
Year European Union
2004 45.47%
2009 42.97%
2014 42.61%