Eleições para o PE: Batalha pelo coração da Europa
May 23, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Os eleitores europeus vão às urnas eleger um novo Parlamento que representa mais de 500m de pessoas em 28 estados membros da UE. As sondagens indicam que os grupos centristas dominantes perderão a maioria de 40 anos com os partidos eurocéticos a ganharem terreno.
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.
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