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  • 03 Jul 14 Posted under: Elections , European Union
  • With its EP14 project, transform! europe covers in cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the French journal Regards the European Parliament elections from a left perspective.

    Find the election results of all EU countries, election analysis, comments and graphs on the respective country page on our EP14 Focus page. Find the collection of diagrams attached at Documentation.

    The information, including deepening analysis and graphs for the respective countries will be updated continously.

    We also provide several video statements (below: Alexis Tsipras – candidate for commission president, and Gabi Zimmer – president of GUE/NGL; in the respective country article: Luka Mesec – Slovenia, Matyas Benyik – Hungary, Jussi Saramo interviewed by Teppo Eskelinen – Finland, Malin Björk – Sweden, Gregory Mauze – Belgium, and Martin Ehrenhauser – Austria).

    We cordially thank our partners and especially all correspondents for providing us with LIVE information from the countries during the election night and for communicating their analysis!


    Strengthened Left will fight for alternatives to EU leaders’ dud politics

    June 11 +++ Following the constitution of the new GUE/NGL group for the next European Parliamentary term, President Gabi Zimmer expressed her delight at the nearly 50% increase in the size of the group to 52 MEPs.

     "We are very happy to welcome our new members from Podemos (Spain), L'Altra Europa con Tsipras (Italy), the animal rights parties from the Netherlands and Germany, Bildu (Los Pueblos Deciden coalition, Spain), and Luke "Ming" Flanagan, an independent member from Ireland. We are looking forward to working together with new left forces in order to give a strong voice within the European Parliament to the poor, the excluded, the unemployed, and the young, as well as to social movements and workers. With this inclusive and enlarged group, we will push for real alternatives at the European level in all policy areas, especially the urgent questions of ending austerity, fighting poverty and unemployment, countering the EU-US TTIP trade negotiations and moving to a sustainable economy. Millions of citizens have put their faith in us and we will not disappoint them," she said.

    Number of leftist MEPs





    Find here the official results and seats by the European Parliament


    Alexis Tsipras: EBU Statement of the common candidate for the commission presidency of the European Left


    European Elections Turnout by Countries

    The turnout figures by member state for the 2014 European elections as estimated at 21.38 CET:

    Turnout 2014

    Source: http://www.results-elections2014.eu/en/turnout.html


    First Statement of Gabi Zimmer, president of the Left EP faction GUE/NGL and top candidate of the German DIE LINKE

    25 May, 7pm


    Political Polarisation on the Eve of the 2014 European Elections
    By Barbara Steiner, Anna Striethorst, Walter Baier
    The elections to the European Parliament (EP) in May 2014 will be marked by the capitalist crisis and its – regionally quite differentiated – political impact. By contrast to 2009 when the elections evidenced a shift to the right, this time they may result in a polarisation between a new bloc of right-wing populist parties and the left wing of the left. More ...


    The Social and Political Situation of the Radical Left in Europe – an Overview
    Study by Cornelia Hildebrandt, Institute for Social Analysis, Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, July 2013
    Download Powerpoint Presentation (ppt 1,105 KB) on the right at “Documentation” 


    Election Results 2009

    Results 2009: percentage

    Results 2009: seats

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