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Vox joins the European Parliament for the 1st time with 3 seats (6.20% and 1.3M votes) Five years ago, it obtained just 1.56% of the votes (245,000). In the general elections, the alt-right party got 10.26% and 2.6 million votes. This means that the same number of votes recovered by PP practically equals the number of votes lost by Vox, with a candidacy headed by Jorge Buxade, a State Attorney who ran in the European elections in 1995 as part of the Falange Española, a party that takes us back to the Franco era .

 

VOX

  1. Jorge Buxadé Villalba.
  2. Mazaly Aguilar.
  3. Hermann Leopold Tertsch del Valle-Lersundi (Independiente).

 

The pro-independence fugitive Carles Puigdemont managed to get his long-awaited seat in the European Parliament, with his party Junts getting two MEPs, 4.64% and 1.01M votes. Five years ago, this party, which at the time ran under the name of Convergencia Democrática de Catalunya, was integrated into Coalición Por Europa (together with the PNV and Coalición Canaria, among others) and got 3 seats with 5.44% (850,690 votes). It remains to be seen if Puigdemont will finally takes up his  MEP post. He would first have to come to Madrid to claim his mandate, and the minute he sets foot in Spain he would be arrested, since he is currently a fugitive from justice

Junts

  1. Carles Puigdemont
  2. Toni Comín

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Ahora Repúblicas, which comprises ERC, the other pro-independent Catalan party, together with Galician pro-independents and the Basque nationalists from Bildu, gets 3 seats : 5.68% and 1.2M votes. Five years ago, ERC ran as part of the candidacy L’Esquerra pel Dret a Decidir -EPDD- (The Left for the Right to Decide), which got 2 seats, with 4.02% of the votes (629,071).

The leader of ERC, Oriol Junqueras , who is being prosecuted and currently in prison, has obtained one seat in the EP. Junqueras, also won a seat in Congress in the general elections and was suspended of his functions as national parliamentary has stated that he would resign from his seat in Congress.

Ahora Repúblicas

  1. Oriol Junqueras i Vies (ERC)
  2. Pernando Barrena Arza. (EH Bildu)
  3. Diana Riba i Giner (ERC)

 

  • Finally, 1 seat for Coalición por una Europa Solidaria (CEUS), which includes, among others, the Basque PNV and Coalición Canaria , with 2.71% of the votes (593,000 votes).

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CEUS

1. Izaskun Bilbao Barandica