News from the EU: Elections Special | By Arturo Encinar Velila, european volunteer at Meba

Last week, between the 6th and 9th of June, citizens of the EU went to the polls to elect their representatives in the European Parliament for the tenth time since the first direct election in 1979, and the first one without the participation of the United Kingdom. The European People’s Party (EPP) of Ursula von der Leyen will remain the biggest group in the Parliament with 189 seats and 21% of the popular vote. Followed by the Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) with 148 seats and the centrist Renew Europe, that lost 30% of their representatives and obtained 79 MEPs. (…)