Richard Steel

Senior Advisor, Interel

Welcome to VoteEurope, a tool to guide you through the runners and riders in these most eagerly-awaited EP elections. Interel’s multi-national EU team, in collaboration with our offices and partners across the EU27, will keep you posted on all the decisions, plus a healthy dollop of gossip and rumour.For further information: [email protected]

French Left in disarray as talks of joint list break down

All is not well on the French Left. The Socialist party (PS) performed disastrously in the presidential elections and is still only hovering above the 5% threshold for the EP elections. Projections put the PS on 5 seats, a loss of 8 seats from an already poor showing in 2014. Hopes that the various parties of the left could unite around a common list seem to have vanished. In the political space between President Macron’s LREM and Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s La France Insoumise, there exist a host of parties fighting for votes, including the PS, Générations (the party of PS presidential candidate and former MEP Benoit Hamon), EELV (the Greens led by Yannick Jadot), PCF, Générations Ecologie, les…

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ALDE (6 MEPs)

MR have chosen Olivier Chastel to head the list.  Frédérique Ries will take 2nd place.

ECR (3 MEPs)

In February the Danish Peoples Party elected MP Peter Kofod  as leading candidate, and…

OTHER

The "gilets jaunes" have formed a list for the EP elections headed by one of their most…

EPP (4 MEPs)

Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will run with Latvia’s New Unity party,…

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