The Response of the Parties in the 2014 Elections
Chapter IV. The Electoral Programmes
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The Electoral Programmes
The European Parliamentary Elections of 2014
In the eighth direct elections to the EP of May 2014, 413 million citizens were called to vote the election of 751 MEPs (15 more than in the previous legislature) and again, the epithet of “second degree” was confirmed and repeated with the low turnout achieved (42.5%, even lower than in 2009 at 43%). These elections were held in a context of severe crisis in the EU which in reality encompasses three dimensions that will need to be addressed simultaneously if an eventual solution is to be found.
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