Seats by political group - 2004-2009 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 - Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • 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 17
PSE 31
ALDE 11
Verts/ALE 6
GUE/NGL 3
IND/DEM 3
NI 7

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • 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 - 2004-2009 France - Constitutive session

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
National Parties
EPP-ED
PSE
ALDE
Verts/ALE
GUE/NGL
IND/DEM
UEN
NI
Seats
PS 31
UMP 17
UDF 11
FN 7
Verts 6
MPF 3
PCF 2
PCR 1
Other parties 0
17 31 11 6 3 3 0 7 78

National Parties

  • PS - Parti Socialiste
  • UMP - Union pour un Mouvement Populaire
  • UDF - Union pour la Démocratie Française
  • FN - Front National
  • Verts - Europe Écologie
  • MPF - Mouvement pour la France
  • PCF - Parti Communiste Français
  • PCR - Parti Communiste Réunionnais
  • 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 - Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • 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 - Socialist Group in the European Parliament 31
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PS Parti Socialiste 31
EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats 17
National parties which are members of this Political Group
UMP Union pour un Mouvement Populaire 17
ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 11
National parties which are members of this Political Group
UDF Union pour la Démocratie Française 11
Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 6
National parties which are members of this Political Group
Verts Europe Écologie 6
GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left 3
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PCF Parti Communiste Français 2
PCR Parti Communiste Réunionnais 1
IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group 3
National parties which are members of this Political Group
MPF Mouvement pour la France 3
NI - Non-attached Members 7
National parties which are members of this Political Group
FN Front National 7

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