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European Parliamentary elections

The European Parliament consists of officials and political representatives elected from all European Union member states. Since 1979 the members of the European Parliament are elected in a direct election, in proportion with their country's population. The elections are held in each member state according to national legislation on elections. Elections are held simultaneously every five years in all member states on the second weekend in June (starting on Thursday and ending on Sunday).

In the European Parliamentary elections of June 2004, altogether 732 representatives were elected from the 25 member states. Fourteen representatives were elected from Finland.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus