Germany (European Parliament constituency)


For elections in the European Union, Germany is a European Parliament constituency, covering the entire country of Germany. It is currently represented by ninety-six members, the most of any European Parliament constituency.

Germany
European Parliament constituency
Location among the current constituencies
Member stateGermany
Created1979
MEPs81 (1979–1994)
99 (1994–2014)
96 (2014–present)
Sources
Between 1979 and German reunification in 1990, the Germany constituency only covered West Germany (marked in green on map).

Current MEPs


As of October 2007

NameNational partyEP group
Alexander Nuno AlvaroFreie Demokratische ParteiALDE
Angelika BeerBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Rolf BerendChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Reimer BögeChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Hiltrud BreyerBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
André BrieDie LinkeGUE–NGL
Elmar BrokChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Udo BullmannSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Daniel CasparyChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Jorgo ChatzimarkakisFreie Demokratische ParteiALDE
Daniel Cohn-BenditBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Michael CramerBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Albert DessChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Christian EhlerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Markus FerberChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Karl-Heinz FlorenzChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Ingo FriedrichChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Michael GahlerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Evelyne GebhardtSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Roland GewaltChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Norbert GlanteSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Lutz GoepelChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Alfred GomolkaChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe zu BaringdorfBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Ingeborg GrässleChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Lissy GrönerSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Matthias GrooteSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Klaus HänschSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Rebecca HarmsBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Jutta HaugSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Ruth HieronymiChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Karsten Friedrich HoppenstedtChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Milan HoráčekBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Georg JarzembowskiChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Elisabeth JeggleChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Karin JönsSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Gisela KallenbachBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Sylvia-Yvonne KaufmannDie LinkeGUE–NGL
Heinz KindermannSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Ewa KlamtChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Christa KlaßChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Wolf KlinzFreie Demokratische ParteiALDE
Dieter-Lebrecht KochChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Silvana Koch-MehrinFreie Demokratische ParteiALDE
Christoph KonradChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Holger KrahmerFreie Demokratische ParteiALDE
Constanze Angela KrehlSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Wolfgang Kreissl-DoerflerSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Helmut KuhneSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Alexander Graf LambsdorffFreie Demokratische ParteiALDE
Werner LangenChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Kurt Joachim LaukChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Kurt LechnerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Klaus-Heiner LehneChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Jo LeinenSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Peter LieseChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Erika MannSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Thomas MannChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Helmuth MarkovDie LinkeGUE–NGL
Hans-Peter MayerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Hartmut NassauerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Angelika NieblerChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Vural ÖgerSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Cem ÖzdemirBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Doris PackChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Tobias PflügerDie LinkeGUE–NGL
Willi PiecykSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Markus PieperChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Hans-Gert PötteringChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Horst PosdorfChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Bernd PosseltChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Godelieve Quisthoudt-RowohlChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Alexander RadwanChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Bernhard RapkaySozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Herbert ReulChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Dagmar Roth-BehrendtSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Mechtild RotheSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Heide RühleBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Frithjof SchmidtBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Horst SchnellhardtChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Jürgen SchröderChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Elisabeth SchroedterBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Martin SchulzSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Willem SchuthFreie Demokratische ParteiALDE
Andreas SchwabChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Renate SommerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Gabriele StaunerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Ulrich StockmannSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Helga TrüpelBündnis 90/Die GrünenG–EFA
Feleknas UcaDie LinkeGUE–NGL
Thomas UlmerChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Sahra WagenknechtDie LinkeGUE–NGL
Ralf WalterSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Manfred WeberChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Barbara WeilerSozialdemokratische Partei DeutschlandsPES
Anja WeisgerberChristlich-Soziale Union in BayernEPP–ED
Rainer WielandChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Karl von WogauChristlich Demokratische Union DeutschlandsEPP–ED
Gabriele ZimmerDie LinkeGUE–NGL

1979


The 1979 European election was the first direct election to the European Parliament to be held and hence the first time Germany had voted.

1984


The 1984 European election was the second European election to be held.

1989


The 1989 European election was the third European election to be held.

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1994


The 1994 European election was the fourth European election to be held.

1999


The 1999 European election was the fifth European election to be held.

e  d Summary of the results of Germany's 13 June 1999 election to the European Parliament
← 199419992004 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Total for Unionsparteien CDU + CSU (linked parties) EPP None 13,168,231 48.66 9.86
53 / 99
6
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) EPP 10,628,224 39.28 7.24
43 / 99
4
Social Democratic Party (SPD) PES 8,307,085 30.70 1.46
33 / 99
7
Christian Social Union (CSU) EPP 2,540,007 9.39 2.63
10 / 99
2
Alliance '90/The Greens (B'90/GRÜNEN) EGP 1,741,494 6.44 3.62
7 / 99
5
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) PEL 1,567,745 5.79 1.07
6 / 99
6
Free Democratic Party (FDP) ELDR 820,371 3.03 1.04
0 / 99
0
The Republicans (REP) None 461,038 1.70 2.22
0 / 99
0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 993,309 3.67
0 / 99
0
Valid votes 27,059,273 98.5
Blank and invalid votes 409,659 1.5
Totals 27,468,932 100.00
99 / 99
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 60,786,904 45.19 14.83

(Source: Élections européennes (Allemagne) (French))

2004


The 2004 European election was the sixth European election and were held in Germany on 13 June.

The elections saw a heavy defeat for the ruling Social Democratic Party, which polled its lowest share of the vote since World War II. More than half of this loss, however, went to other parties of the left, particularly the Greens. The votes of the opposition conservative parties, the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union, also fell, though not as sharply as the SPD's. The liberal Free Democratic Party improved its vote and gained representation.

e  d Summary of the results of Germany's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
← 199920042009 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 9,412,997 36.5 2.8
40 / 99
3
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 5,547,971 21.52 9.2
23 / 99
10
Alliance '90/The Greens (B'90/GRÜNEN) 3,079,728 11.94 5.5
13 / 99
6
Christian Social Union (CSU) 2,063,900 8.0 1.4
9 / 99
1
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 1,579,109 6.12 0.3
7 / 99
1
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 1,565,431 6.07 3.0
7 / 99
7
Republican Party (REP) 485,662 1.88 0.2
0 / 99
0
Human Environment Animal Welfare Party (MUT) 331,388 1.29 0.6
0 / 99
0
The Grays – Gray Panthers (GRAUE) 314,402 1.22 0.8
0 / 99
0
Family Party of Germany (FAMILIE) 268,468 1.04 1.0
0 / 99
0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 1,134,622 4.40
0 / 99
0
Valid votes 25,783,678 97.19
Blank and invalid votes 739,426 2.81
Totals 26,523,104 100.00
99 / 99
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 61,682,394 43.03 2.16
Source: Official results (in German)

2009


e  d Summary of the results of Germany's 7 June 2009 election to the European Parliament
← 200420092014 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) + Christian Social Union (CSU) EPP None 9,968,153 37.85
42 / 99
7
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) EPP 8,071,391 30.65 5.9
34 / 99
6
Social Democratic Party (SPD) PES 5,472,566 20.78 0.7
23 / 99
0
Alliance '90/The Greens (B'90/GRÜNEN) EGP 3,194,509 12.13 0.2
14 / 99
1
Free Democratic Party (FDP) ELDR 2,888,084 10.97 4.9
12 / 99
5
The Left (LINKE) PEL 1,969,239 7.48 1.5
8 / 99
1
Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) EPP 1,896,762 7.20 0.8
8 / 99
1
Free Voters (FW) None 442,579 1.68 New
0 / 99
0
The Republicans (REP) None 347,887 1.32 0.6
0 / 99
0
Human Environment Animal Welfare (MUT) None 289,694 1.10 0.2
0 / 99
0
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 1,508,867 5.7
0 / 99
0
Valid votes 26,333,444 97.81
Blank and invalid votes 590,170 2.19
Totals 26,923,614 100.00
99 / 99
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 62,222,873 43.27 0.26
Source: German government

2014


e  d Summary of the results of Germany's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 200920142019 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) + Christian Social Union (CSU) EPP 10,374,758 35.36
34 / 96
8
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) EPP David McAllister 8,807,500 30.02 0.7
29 / 96
5
Social Democratic Party (SPD) PES Martin Schulz 7,999,955 27.27 6.5
27 / 96
4
Alliance '90/The Greens (B'90/GRÜNEN) EGP Rebecca Harms 3,138,201 10.70 1.4
11 / 96
3
The Left (LINKE) PEL Gabi Zimmer 2,167,641 7.39 0.1
7 / 96
1
Alternative for Germany (AfD) None Bernd Lucke 2,065,162 7.04 7.0
7 / 96
7
Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) EPP Markus Ferber 1,567,258 5.34 1.9
5 / 96
3
Free Democratic Party (FDP) ALDE Alexander Graf Lambsdorff 986,253 3.36 7.6
3 / 96
9
Free Voters (Freie Wähler) EDP* Ulrike Müller 428,524 1.46 0.2
1 / 96
1
Pirate Party (Piraten) None† Julia Reda 424,510 1.45 0.5
1 / 96
1
Human Environment Animal Protection (Tierschutzpartei) None Stefan Eck 366,303 1.25 0.1
1 / 96
1
National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) ENF Udo Voigt 300,815 1.03 1.0
1 / 96
1
Family Party of Germany (Familie) None Arne Gericke 202,871 0.69 0.3
1 / 96
1
Ecological Democratic Party (ödp) None Klaus Buchner 185,119 0.64 0.1
1 / 96
1
Die PARTEI (PARTEI) None Martin Sonneborn 184,525 0.63 0.6
1 / 96
1
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 0.6% of the vote and no seats) 516,063 1.76
0 / 96
0
Valid votes 29,340,700 98.34
Blank and invalid votes 496,216 1.66
Totals 29,836,916 100.00
96 / 96
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 62,004,092 48.12 4.85
Source: German government

*individual candidates

2019


e  d Summary of the results of Germany's 26 May 2019 election to the European Parliament
← 201420192024 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) + Christian Social Union (CSU) EPP Manfred Weber 10,794,042 28.86 6.4
29 / 96
5
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) EPP 8,438,975 22.56 7.5
23 / 96
6
Alliance '90/The Greens (GRÜNE) EGP Ska Keller 7,677,071 20.53 9.3
21 / 96
10
Social Democratic Party (SPD) PES Katarina Barley 5,916,882 15.82 11.4
16 / 96
11
Alternative for Germany (AfD) EAPN Jörg Meuthen 4,104,453 10.97 3.9
11 / 96
4
Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) EPP 2,355,067 6.30 1.0
6 / 96
1
The Left (DIE LINKE) PEL Martin Schirdewan 2,056,049 5.50 1.9
5 / 96
2
Free Democratic Party (FDP) ALDE Nicola Beer 2,028,594 5.42 2.1
5 / 96
2
Die PARTEI (Die PARTEI) None Martin Sonneborn 899,079 2.40 1.8
2 / 96
1
Free Voters (FREIE WÄHLER) EDP* Ulrike Müller 806,703 2.16 0.7
2 / 96
1
Human Environment Animal Protection (Tierschutzpartei) APEU Martin Buschmann 542,226 1.45 0.2
1 / 96
Ecological Democratic Party (ÖDP) None Klaus Buchner 369,869 0.99 0.4
1 / 96
Family Party of Germany (FAMILIE) None Helmut Geuking 273,828 0.73 0.0
1 / 96
Volt Europa (Volt) None Damian Boeselager 249,098 0.67 new
1 / 96
1
Pirate Party (PIRATEN) PPEU Patrick Breyer 243,302 0.65 0.8
1 / 96
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 0.6% of the vote and no seats) 1,428,061 3.82
0 / 96
1
Valid votes 37,396,889 98.88
Blank and invalid votes 410,857 1.12
Totals 37,807,746 100.00
96 / 96
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 61,600,263 61.41 13.3
Source: Federal Returning Officer
*individual candidates

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