Between May 23-26, 2019, European citizens elected the next European Parliament. The traditional major parties — the EPP and S&D — lost their majority, while Euroskeptics, liberals and the Greens surged in the polls.
The liberal ALDE joined by Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance list and the Romania’s USR, became the third-largest group in the European Parliament.
Euroskeptic Italian leader Matteo Salvini’s European Alliance of People and Nations doubled the seats of its former group — the Europe of Nations and Freedom. When the U.K. leaves the EU, with or without a deal, the number of MEPs will be cut to 705. Of the 73 U.K. seats, only 27 will be replaced by new MEPs from other countries.
Besides the departure of 29 Brexit Party MEPs, the Liberals will lose 11 seats, the Greens seven and S&D six, while the EPP will gain five seats and Salvini’s alliance three.
Source : DataPoint POLITICO