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European Parliament election, 1989
"European Union
← "1984 15 June 1989 - 18 June 1989 "1994 →

All 518 seats to the "European Parliament
260 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 58.5% Decrease 2.5 "pp
  First party Second party Third party
  ""No image.svg ""Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F061785-0005, Hamburg, CDU-Bundesparteitag, Egon Klepsch (cropped).jpg ""Valéry Giscard d’Estaing 1978(3).jpg
Leader "Jean-Pierre Cot "Egon Klepsch "Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
Party "SOC "EPP "ELDR
Leader's seat "France "Germany "France
Last election 130 110 31
Seats won 180* 121* 49*
Seat change Increase50 Increase11 Increase18

""European Parliament Election 1989.svg
* The number of seats was increased from 434 to 518 – so this is a nominal figure

Majority Leader before election


"SOC

Majority Leader-Elect

"Jean-Pierre Cot
"SOC

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This article is part of a series on the
"politics and government of
European Union

The 1989 European Parliamentary Election was a "European election held across the 12 "European Community "member states in June 1989. It was third European election but the first time that Spain and "Portugal voted at the same time as the other members (they joined in 1986). Overall turnout dropped to 59%

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Results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1989 - Final results at 25 July 1989
"Group Description Chaired by "MEPs
  "SOC "Social Democrats "Jean-Pierre Cot 180 ""European Parliament Composition 1989.svg
  "EPP "Christian Democrats "Egon Klepsch 121
  "LDR "Liberals and Liberal Democrats "Valéry Giscard d'Estaing 49
  "EUL "Communists and the "Far Left Luigi Alberto Colajanni 42
"LU "René-Emile Piquet
  "ED "Conservatives "Christopher Prout 34
  "G "Greens Maria Amélia Santos 30
  "EDA "National Conservatives "Christian de La Malène 20
  "DR "Far-Right Nationalists "Jean-Marie Le Pen 17
  "RBW "Regionalists Jaak Vandemeulebroucke 13
  "NI Independents none 12 Total: 518 Sources: [1][2]

The Socialists held their third consecutive victory, rising to 180 seats (166 pre-election), with the People's Party managing to win only 8 extra seats. However, the European Democrats had a massive loss of 32 of the 66 seats, knocking them from third to sixth largest party. The liberals, who had already risen one place with the byelections in Spain and Portugal earlier, gained an extra seat, holding their new-found third place with both the Rainbow and Communist groups splitting post-election.

Statistics[edit]

Seat changes[edit]

"National distribution of seats
State Seats State Seats
 "West Germany 81  "Belgium 24
 "United Kingdom 81  "Portugal 24
 "France 81  "Greece 24
 "Italy 81  "Denmark 16
 "Spain 60  "Ireland 15
 "Netherlands 25  "Luxembourg 6

These were the first elections "Portugal and Spain took part in with the other states. Spain was allocated 60 seats and Portugal was allocated 24; the number of seats for the other states remained the same, raising the total number of seats from 434 to 518.

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