Seats by political group - 1979-1984 France - Constitutive session

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Total seats

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • DEP - Group of European Progressive Democrats
  • CDI - Group for the Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groups and Members
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Seats by political group
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats
S 21
PPE 9
COM 19
L 17
DEP 15

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • DEP - Group of European Progressive Democrats
  • CDI - Group for the Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groups and Members
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Source: European Parliament

Breakdown of national parties and political groups - 1979-1984 France - Constitutive session

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
National Parties
S
PPE
ED
COM
L
DEP
CDI
NI
Seats
UFE 25
PCF 19
PS 19
DIFE 15
MRG 2
PR 1
Other parties 0
21 9 0 19 17 15 0 0 81

National Parties

  • UFE - Union pour la France en Europe
  • PCF - Parti Communiste Francais
  • PS - Parti Socialiste
  • DIFE - Défense des Intérêts de la France en Europe
  • MRG - Movement des Radicaux de Gauche
  • PR - Parti républicain
  • Other parties - Other parties

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • DEP - Group of European Progressive Democrats
  • CDI - Group for the Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groups and Members
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats
S - Socialist Group 21
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PS Parti Socialiste 19
MRG Movement des Radicaux de Gauche 2
COM - Communist and Allies Group 19
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PCF Parti Communiste Francais 19
L - Liberal and Democratic Group 17
National parties which are members of this Political Group
UFE Union pour la France en Europe 16
PR Parti républicain 1
DEP - Group of European Progressive Democrats 15
National parties which are members of this Political Group
DIFE Défense des Intérêts de la France en Europe 15
PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group) 9
National parties which are members of this Political Group
UFE Union pour la France en Europe 9

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Source: European Parliament

MEPs' gender balance by year France - Constitutive session

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National and European gender balance of MEPs by year
France European Union EU
Year Women Men Women Men
1979 22% 78% 16% 84%
1984 21% 79% 18% 82%
1989 23% 77% 19% 81%
1994 30% 70% 26% 74%
1999 40% 60% 30% 70%
2004 45% 55% 31% 69%
2009 44% 56% 35% 65%
2014 42% 58% 37% 63%
2019 50% 50% 41% 59%

Source: European Parliament

Turnout by year France - Final results

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National and European turnout by year, in percentage points
Year FR- France EU - European Union
1979 60.71% 61.99%
1984 56.72% 58.98%
1989 48.80% 58.41%
1994 52.71% 56.67%
1999 46.76% 49.51%
2004 42.76% 45.47%
2009 40.63% 42.97%
2014 42.43% 42.61%
2019 50.12% 50.66%

Source: European Parliament