The results of the 2024 European elections

With the European elections on 8 and 9 June, the 9th European legislature officially comes to an end and the path to the definition of the European institutional framework begins.

The new European Parliament will be made up of 720 members, with the European People’s Party maintaining its majority and gaining seats, as well as the extreme right-wing parties such as Identity and Democracy, while the Social Democrats and the Greens suffer losses, despite the fact that young people prefer left-wing or minority parties.

In Italy, turnout dropped to 49.7%, the lowest ever recorded, with abstentionism more pronounced among women.

The results of the European elections are important because they determine the beginning of a long democratic process, which includes the formation of the political groups and the election of the President of the European Commission, followed by the appointment of the Commissioners. These crucial steps will define the institutional framework of the EU for the next five years.

To learn more, visit the page dedicated to the European elections 2024 by Europe Direct Emilia-Romagna where you can find graphs explaining the election results and time-lines on the post-election: