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“Democracy is alive”: a look back at the 2024 European elections | Topics | European Parliament

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On 6-9 June 2024 millions of people across the EU voted in the European elections to choose who will represent them in the European Parliament.

The elections culminated with an election night in the plenary chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels where hundreds of journalists covered the announcement of provisional results.

Looking back on the elections after the results started coming in, Parliament President Roberta Metsola said: “Democracy is alive and our Parliament will be one that is constructive and that will continue to work for all Europeans.”

At the end of the night, a projection for the composition of the new Parliament based on provisional results in 23 countries and estimates and pre-electoral data for the remaining four was published.

Preliminary figures revealed that same night suggested an estimated turnout across the EU of around 51%, similar to the turnout in 2019.

Election results

Check out the election results website for information on both individual EU countries and aggregate numbers at the EU level.

The European Parliament will continue to collect and publish data as they become publicly available in EU countries. It might take several weeks before the final results are known.

What happens now that the European elections are over

Now that the 2024 European elections are over and the provisional results are known, work will begin to form the new Parliament, approve the new European Commission and resume adapting and voting on new EU legislation.

In the weeks following the elections on 6-9 June, the newly-elected MEPs will form political groups according to shared political beliefs. From 16-19 July, MEPs will meet for the constitutive session to vote on the leadership of the Parliament, including the President.

As part of the elections, European political parties put forward lead candidates for the post of European Commission President. The outcome of the elections will play an important role in deciding who should fill this post.

MEPs will vote to elect the new President of the European Commission, nominated by the leaders of EU countries.

Parliament will organise hearings with prospective Commissioners to assess their suitability for their proposed portfolios. This will be followed by a plenary vote where MEPs will have to decide whether to approve the composition of the Commission as a whole.

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