Seats by political group - 1999-2004 France - Constitutive session

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Total seats

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists
  • ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group
  • EDD - Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
  • 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
EPP-ED 20
PSE 22
Verts/ALE 9
GUE/NGL 11
UEN 13
TDI 5
EDD 6
NI 1

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists
  • ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group
  • EDD - Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
  • 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 - 1999-2004 France - Constitutive session

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
National Parties
EPP-ED
PSE
ELDR
Verts/ALE
GUE/NGL
UEN
TDI
EDD
NI
Seats
PS 18
RPFIE 13
UDF 9
VERTS 9
CPNT 6
FN 5
LO/LCR 5
DL 4
PCF 4
RPR 4
Ind 3
MDC 2
PRG 2
SC 2
GE 1
Other parties 0
20 22 0 9 11 13 5 6 1 87

National Parties

  • PS - Parti Socialiste
  • RPFIE - Rassemblement pour la France
  • UDF - Union pour la Démocratie Française
  • VERTS - Europe Écologie - Les Verts
  • CPNT - Chasse Pêche Nature Traditions
  • FN - Front National
  • LO/LCR - Lutte Ouvrière-Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire
  • DL - Démocratie Libérale 
  • PCF - Parti Communiste Français
  • RPR - Rassemblement pour la République
  • Ind - Independent
  • MDC - Mouvement des citoyens
  • PRG - Parti Radical de Gauche
  • SC - Société Civile
  • GE - Génération Ecologie
  • Other parties - Other parties

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists
  • ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group
  • EDD - Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
  • 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
PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists 22
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PS Parti Socialiste 18
PRG Parti Radical de Gauche 2
MDC Mouvement des citoyens 2
EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats 20
National parties which are members of this Political Group
UDF Union pour la Démocratie Française 9
RPR Rassemblement pour la République 4
DL Démocratie Libérale  4
SC Société Civile 2
GE Génération Ecologie 1
UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group 13
National parties which are members of this Political Group
RPFIE Rassemblement pour la France 13
GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left 11
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PCF Parti Communiste Français 4
Ind Independent 2
LO/LCR Lutte Ouvrière-Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire 5
Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 9
National parties which are members of this Political Group
VERTS Europe Écologie - Les Verts 9
EDD - Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities 6
National parties which are members of this Political Group
CPNT Chasse Pêche Nature Traditions 6
TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group 5
National parties which are members of this Political Group
FN Front National 5
NI - Non-attached Members 1
National parties which are members of this Political Group
Ind Independent 1

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