What to expect in the 2009-14 European Parliament: return of the grand coalition?

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Series Details No 8, August 2009
Publication Date August 2009
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The outcome of the European Parliament elections made majorities uncertain. The first sessions in July ended with a comprehensive deal by the three main party groups concerning important posts.

The leading scholar Simon Hix assesses the likely political constellations in the 2009-14 European Parliament by linking existing research to the current political composition of the EP and asks whether there will be a return of the "grand coalition".

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