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Portuguese MEPs in 1986

 In researching the number of MEPs per national party, it is difficult to discover the names and parties of temporary MEPs appointed just after a country joins the European Union. In these cases, and before the first election to the European Parliament in new member states, members of the national parliament are seconded to the European Parliament and sit as full MEPs. If the European Parliament holds internal elections at the time, these temporary MEPs count towards the totals necessary for political groups to obtain positions like the chairs of parliamentary committees.

One website is very useful in tracking the number of MEPs per country and per national party elected to the Party groups:

http://www.europe-politique.eu/elections-europeennes.htm

But it does not contain information on temporary MEPs by party appointed by national parliaments immediately after a country joins the EU, pending the first elections.

A visit to one of the European Parliament's archives provided me with old paper catalogues that contained this information concerning MEPs from Portugal from January 1986 until the first EP elections in Portugal in July 1987:

 

Group

Party

MEPs

LDR

PSD

9

SOC

PS

6

EDA

PRD

4

COM

PCP

3

EPP

CDS

2

 

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 12:44PM by Registered CommenterDr Giacomo Benedetto | CommentsPost a Comment

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