Führer zu den Europa Wahlen infographic
Grafik zeigt die Verteilung des aktuellen Europa Parlaments, Wahltermine, die Zahl der MEPs per Land, sowie Fakten zu den Kandidaten der acht politischen Gruppen sowie die wichtigsten Kandidaten.
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EU Wahlen: Kampf um das Herz von Europa

May 23, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Zwischen 23. und 26. Mai 2019 wird in direkter Wahl das neue EU-Parlament gewählt. Es repräsentiert über 500 Millionen Menschen in 28 Mitgliedstaaten. Laut bisherigen Umfragen dürften die dominierenden gemäßigten Gruppen ihre seit 40 Jahren bestehende Mehrheit einbüßen, während Euroskeptiker an Boden gewinnen.

The signs are that the centre-left Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the centre-right European People’s
Party (EPP) will lose their combined majority and will need the support of other groups (most probably Liberals and Greens) to form a majority coalition.

Eurosceptic and anti-immigration parties look set to make the greatest gains. Some of these parties intend to form a new group, the European Alliance of Peoples and Nations, after the election.

French President Emmanuel Macron will be looking for a show of strength for his La République En Marche (LREM) to buttress his reform agenda after months struggling with the Yellow Vests protests.

With Brexit delayed amidst gridlock and indecision in the UK Parliament, the British electorate will have a chance to weigh in at the ballot box for the first time in two years.

Whatever the outcome, the European Parliament will play a big role in shaping the EU’s next five years, as the bloc grapples with faltering economic growth, climate change, indebted banks, migration, the rise of China, an erratic U.S. president, and of course Brexit.

PUBLISHED: 10/05/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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