The European Parliament (EP) elections take place every five years to determine the currently 751 directly elected representatives of European citizens constituting the EP.
The delayed Brexit deadline (now 31 October 2019) meant that the UK was required to participate in these elections. Therefore, all 28 member states took part in the world’s largest transnational election from 23 – 26 May 2019. At nearly 51%, turnout was higher than in recent elections, but ranged from 88% in Belgium to somewhere around 20% in certain central and eastern European countries. Our publication assesses the elections outcome, implications and next steps for the EU.