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European People’s Party: one step before the decisive battle

According to the results of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament on June 6-9, the center-right “European People’s Party” (EPP) with a probability of 99.9% will remain as the largest political group in the EP. “Pessimistic” forecast Politico gives EPP 170 seats in the new composition of the European Parliament, but Euractiv is more optimistic – 180 parliamentary mandates.  At the same time, it is worth recalling that as of today, the political group of the “European People’s Party” has 176 members out of 26 national parties of the center-right. At the last European elections in 2019, the party, despite its leadership, was short of 42 mandates and together with its traditional partners “Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats” said goodbye to coalition dualism, as a consequence of which it was forced to agree to a coalition with the Macron-controlled “Renew”. 

With this article Ascolta finishes the series of analytical materials about the European Parliament groups in the run-up to the next elections, which will start on June 6 and will become a determining factor for European politics for the next five years. Already now it can be noted that the European People’s Party has all chances to maintain its influence, but new challenges and threats clearly put the party leadership before the need for deep reforms.

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According to the results of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament on June 6-9, the center-right “European People’s Party” (EPP) with a probability of 99.9% will remain as the largest political group in the EP. “Pessimistic” forecast Politico gives EPP 170 seats in the new composition of the European Parliament, but Euractiv is more optimistic – 180 parliamentary mandates.  At the same time, it is worth recalling that as of today, the political group of the “European People’s Party” has 176 members out of 26 national parties of the center-right. At the last European elections in 2019, the party, despite its leadership, was short of 42 mandates and together with its traditional partners “Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats” said goodbye to coalition dualism, as a consequence of which it was forced to agree to a coalition with the Macron-controlled “Renew”. 

With this article Ascolta finishes the series of analytical materials about the European Parliament groups in the run-up to the next elections, which will start on June 6 and will become a determining factor for European politics for the next five years. Already now it can be noted that the European People’s Party has all chances to maintain its influence, but new challenges and threats clearly put the party leadership before the need for deep reforms.

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