on Sunday 9 June, 2024

Centrist Groups Keep Majority In EU Parliament: Projection

by : AFP

Centrist groups have retained a majority in the EU parliament despite high-profile gains by far-right parties in France, Germany and elsewhere, a projection showed Sunday.

The centre-right European People's Party (EPP) came first with 181 out of 720 seats, followed by its two main partners -- the centre-left Socialists and Democrats on 135 and the centrist Renew Europe on 82.

They were tailed by two far-right groupings, the European Conservatives and Reformists with 71 seats, and the smaller Identity and Democracy on 62.