|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union: General Secretariat|
|Series Title||Press Release|
The Council of the European Union agreed on 20 March 2018 to establish 23-26 May 2019 the dates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections.
The European Parliament's plenary session backed the dates on 18 April under the consultation procedure. The dates were then confirmed by the Council on 22 May.
Elections to the European Parliament take place every five years. Under the 1976 Electoral Act, the elections to the EP should take place from 6 to 9 June 2019. As member states deemed it 'impossible' to hold the elections at that time, the Council unanimously agreed, in accordance with the Electoral Act, to choose alternative dates for the elections.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|