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Author Topic: EU Election RESULTS and perspectives  (Read 3876 times)
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« on: June 09, 2009, 04:01:36 PM »

Main points on EU 2009 Elections' RESULTS and current perspectives :

- The 1999-2004 unprecedented, huge trend towards more and more ABSTENTION of a rapidly growing Majority of EU Citizens, was CONTAINED, (since 2009 numbers : 43,1% participation, not as bad as initially feared : 30 to 35%, and the continuing Fall is less than in 1999 and 2004), but not reversed.

Much more and better work is obviously and urgently needed to definitively reverse the 1999-2004 trend, by resolutely developing further the first positive attempts made too late, at the last minute, and insufficiently yet, who succeeded only partially :

                          + 8,1% more Participation than initially feared, (see supra),
falling now "only" -2 %, instead of  - 7% and - 4% in 1999 and 2004, (i.e. 350% and 200% less fall).

- But the internal EU Parliament's Political landscape for he period 2009-2014 has yet to be shaped, since the EPP Group's obvious solidity as a kind of "CENTER OF GRAVITY" among more numerous than before and much smaller other Groups, opens several ways to various theoretically possible combinations and alliances with it. (Comp. EuroFora's Article).

For both reasons, (added to the pending, but imminent issues of new EU President, new EU Commission and probably soon new EU Council's President, if/when Lisbon Treaty will be ratified by Ireland in exchange of some guarantees for its people), the next few Months will be crucial for Europe's Future.

* EU Elec Participation (less Abstention than feared).jpg (60.97 KB, 696x424 - viewed 691 times.)

* EU Elec Results, % Pol GROUPS.jpg (29.49 KB, 720x436 - viewed 723 times.)
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