European Parliament elections, 23-26 May 2019

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Elections for the European Parliament were scheduled to be held on 23-26 May 2019. Voters from across the European Union are called to elect 705 (or 751) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

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This election is affected by amendments to the Electoral Act, which include new provisions on 'double voting', voting in third countries, different voting methods, and the visibility of European political parties in the Member States. While a Decision on the composition of the European Parliament determined the election of a lower number of MEPs, this was suspended due to the United Kingdom's participation in the European Parliament election as a result of the extension granted to the Article 50 process.

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Following the elections held across the European Union, the European People's Party (EPP) and the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) groups in the European Parliament suffered the heaviest losses, against the gains performed by the Liberals and the Greens. The far-right political groups also registered gains in some countries, although far from the expected breakthrough.

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Commentary and Analysis
Euro|topics: European Parliament election 2019 https://www.eurotopics.net/en/203818/
VoteWatch Europe: EU Elections 2019 https://www.votewatch.eu/blog/tag/eu-elections-2019/
EPRS: At a Glance, October 2018: 2019 European elections: National rules http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2018)623556
Institut Jacques Delors: Brief, 25/10/2018: European Parliament 2019: the Parliament and Europe to Come http://institutdelors.eu/publications/parlement-europeen-2019-quel-hemicycle-quelle-europe/?lang=en
ECFR: Commentary, 31/10/2018: European election 2019: Can we cry wolf one more time? https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_european_election_2019_can_we_cry_wolf_one_more_time
LSE: EUROPP Blog, 02/11/2018: Shifting dynamics: Mapping the divisions between and within party groups in the European Parliament ahead of the 2019 elections http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2018/11/02/shifting-dynamics-mapping-the-divisions-between-and-within-party-groups-in-the-european-parliament-ahead-of-the-2019-elections/
Robert Schuman Foundation: European Issue No. 491, 05/11/2018: European Elections 2019: what will the new Parliament's composition be? https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/european-issues/0491-european-elections-2019-what-will-the-new-parliament-s-composition-be
Google: Blog, 22/11/2018: Supporting the European Union Parliamentary Elections https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/supporting-european-union-parliamentary-elections/
Carnegie Europe: Article, 11/12/2018: 2019 European Parliament Elections Will Change the EU’s Political Dynamics https://carnegieeurope.eu/2018/12/11/2019-european-parliament-elections-will-change-eu-s-political-dynamics-pub-77922
CER: In the Press, 12/12/2018: European Parliament elections 2019: The litmus test for the Spitzenkandidaten process https://www.cer.eu/in-the-press/european-parliament-elections-2019-litmus-test-spitzenkandidaten-process
The Wall Street Journal, 27/12/2018: Europe’s Missing Vote https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-missing-vote-11545957009
The Guardian, 28/12/2018: How rising populism could shake up European elections https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/28/how-rising-populism-could-shake-up-european-elections
Spiegel Online, 04/01/2019: Europe's Right Wing Takes Aim at the EU http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/right-wing-populists-seek-to-flex-muscles-in-the-eu-a-1246433.html
EPRS: Briefing, January 2019: European elections [What Think Tanks are thinking] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)633138
Bloomberg, 14/02/2019: EU Elections: Has Populism Peaked? https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-european-parliament-populism/
LSE: EUROPP Blog, 14/02/2019: Topic-modelling the 2019 European Parliament elections: The long awaited battle over the ‘soul of Europe’? https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/02/14/topic-modelling-the-2019-european-parliament-elections-the-long-awaited-battle-over-the-soul-of-europe/
Social Europe, 19/02/2019: European Parliament elections—battle for ‘Europe’s soul’? https://www.socialeurope.eu/european-parliament-election
Foreign Policy, 12/03/2019: The EU’s Next Big Election Is Heading for Disaster https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/12/the-eus-next-big-election-is-heading-for-disaster/
Carnegie Europe, 14/03/2019: A Liberal-Centrist Vision for Europe? https://carnegieeurope.eu/2019/03/14/liberal-centrist-vision-for-europe-pub-78533
Open Europe: 2019 EP Elections https://openeurope.org.uk/blog/label/2019-ep-elections/
Robert Schuman Foundation: European Issues No 153, 29/04/2019: The electoral context 2019: new and increasingly European issues https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/european-issues/0513-the-electoral-context-2019-new-and-increasingly-european-issues
Robert Schuman Foundation: European Issues No 154, 06/05/2019: European issues at stake in 2019 https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/european-issues/0514-european-election-stakes-2019
The Economist, 26/05/2019: Populists fall short of expectations in the European elections https://www.economist.com/charlemagnes-notebook/2019/05/26/populists-fall-short-of-expectations-in-the-european-elections
The Guardian, 26/05/2019: A fractured European parliament may be just what the EU needs https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/26/a-fractured-european-parliament-may-be-just-what-the-eu-needs
ECFR: Views from the Capitals, 27/05/2019: European elections https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/vfc_views_from_the_capitals_european_elections
France24, 27/05/2019: Populist push, green wave, establishment in turmoil: a round-up of the EU elections https://www.france24.com/en/20190527-european-parliament-elections-roundup-far-right-greens-commission
Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 27/05/2019: Voters Challenge Europe’s Status Quo https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/79203
LSE: EUROPP Blog, 28/05/2019: Seven key stories about the most ‘European’ EP election ever https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/05/28/seven-key-stories-about-the-most-european-ep-election-ever/
ECFR: Commentary, 29/05/2019: The end of monogamy in Europe? https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_the_end_of_monogamy_in_europe_elections
LSE: EUROPP Blog, 29/05/2019: Five key trends from the 2019 European Parliament elections https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/05/29/five-key-trends-from-the-2019-european-parliament-elections/
The Economist, 30/05/2019: Fragmentation comes to the European Parliament. It might improve it https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/05/30/fragmentation-comes-to-the-european-parliament-it-might-improve-it
The Economist, 01/06/2019: Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/06/01/centrist-liberals-gained-the-most-power-in-the-eu-parliament
EurActiv, 04/06/2019: How strong is right-wing populism after the European elections? https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/how-strong-is-right-wing-populism-after-the-european-elections/
Robert Schuman Foundation: European Elections Monitor, 11/06/2019: The rise of the populists contained by the ground taken by the Liberals and Ecologists in the European elections https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/eem/1828-the-rise-of-the-populists-contained-by-the-ground-taken-by-the-liberals-and-ecologists-in-the-european-elections
LSE: EUROPP Blog, 18/06/2019: The modest performance of radical left parties in the European elections reflected their limited transnational cooperation https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/06/18/the-modest-performance-of-radical-left-parties-in-the-european-elections-reflected-their-limited-transnational-cooperation/

News
Politico: 2019 European Elections https://www.politico.eu/2019-european-elections/
EurActiv: EU Elections 2019 https://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-elections-2019
BBC News: European elections 2019 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c7zzdg3pmgpt/european-elections-2019
Deutsche Welle: EU Parliament election 2019 https://www.dw.com/en/eu-parliament-election-2019/t-48498471
The Guardian: European parliamentary elections 2019 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019-european-parliamentary-elections
EurActiv, 27/05/2019: Six different scenarios for European Parliament alliances https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/six-different-scenarios-for-european-parliament-alliances/
The Conversation, 29/05/2019: What Green surge could mean for the new European Parliament https://theconversation.com/what-green-surge-could-mean-for-the-new-european-parliament-117953

Official
Committee of the Regions: European elections 2019 https://cor.europa.eu/en/engage/Pages/european-elections-2019.aspx
European Parliament: This Time I'm Voting https://www.thistimeimvoting.eu/
European Parliament: Elections http://www.europarl.europa.eu/at-your-service/en/be-heard/elections
Website: European Elections 2019 https://www.european-elections.eu/

ESO Records
Manfred Weber becomes EPP Spitzenkandidat for 2019 European Parliament elections https://www.europeansources.info/record/manfred-weber-becomes-epp-spitzenkandidat-for-2019-european-parliament-elections/
Frans Timmermans selected as socialist lead candidate ahead of 2019 EP election https://www.europeansources.info/record/frans-timmermans-selected-as-pes-lead-candidate-ahead-of-2019-ep-election/
ALDE Party Congress, Madrid, 8-10 November 2018 https://www.europeansources.info/record/alde-party-congress-madrid-8-10-november-2018/
European Greens’ Council, 23-25 November 2018 https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-greens-council-berlin-23-25-november/
Decision (EU, Euratom) 2018/994 amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, annexed to Council Decision 76/787/ECSC, EEC, Euratom https://www.europeansources.info/record/reform-of-the-electoral-law-of-the-european-union/
Decision (EU) 2018/937 establishing the composition of the European Parliament https://www.europeansources.info/record/decision-eu-2018-937-establishing-the-composition-of-the-european-parliament/

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