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Elections in the European Union gives information on election and election results in the European Union. An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials. Download high resolution version (1200x800, 13 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Czech Republic Croatia Cyprus Economy of Cyprus Economy of the Czech Republic Council of Europe Economy of Denmark Drachma European Union Estonia Euro European Parliament Talk:European Union European Free Alliance... The European Union or EU is a supranational organisation of European countries, which currently has 25 member states. ... The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive of the European Union. ... European Court of Justice The ECJ should not be mistaken for the European Court of Human Rights, a Council of Europe institution. ... The treaties of the European Union are effectively its constitutional law, making up the EUs primary legislation. ... The European Council, sometimes informally called the European Summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the European Union, and the President of the European Commission (not to be confused with the Council of the European Union, or the Council of Europe). ... A European political party, or formally a political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Liberal democracy History of democracy Referenda Representative democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by ideology... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Liberal democracy History of democracy Referenda Representative democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by ideology... Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ...

See election for a more comprehensive discussion and the List of democracy and elections-related topics for an overview on related topics.

The European Union elects on union level a parliament. The European Parliament has 732 members, elected for a five year term by proportional representation in one or more constituencies in each member country. The European Union has a multi-party system, with numerous parties. Often no one party has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Liberal democracy History of democracy Referenda Representative democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by ideology... Politics is the process and method of gaining or maintaining support for public or common action: the conduct of decision-making for groups. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... Proportional representation (PR) is any election system which ensures a proportionally representative result of a democratic election, x% of votes should be represented by x% in the democratic institutions, parliament or congress. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... A multi-party system is a type of party system. ... A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ... A European political party, or formally a political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ...

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Last elections

Elections to the European Parliament were held from June 10, 2004 to June 13, 2004 in the 25 member states of the European Union, using varying election days according to local custom. ...

Past elections

The 1999 election was the first election for the European Parliament after the enlargement of the European Union with Austria, Finland and Sweden. ...

See also

The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Liberal democracy History of democracy Referenda Representative democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by ideology...

External links

  • Electionworld
  • Adam Carr's Election Archive
  • Parties and elections

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Elections in the European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (188 words)
An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office.
It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.
The European Parliament has 732 members, elected for a five year term by proportional representation in one or more constituencies in each member country.
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