The date for the 2024 European Parliament elections has been confirmed
It has been officially decided that EU voters will vote from 6 to 9 June 2024. They can go to the polls to decide on a new set of European Parliament (EP) representatives. About four hundred million people are entitled to vote in the ballot held every five years, so the European Parliament elections are the largest cross-border vote in the world – Written by the news site Euronews.
The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union announced that EU diplomats will sign on Wednesday the election date According to the Brussels news portal Politico.
The electors of the 27 member states will decide on the 705 MEPs for the 2024-2029 session, which will change not only the composition of the parliament, but also the composition of the executive branch.
EU leaders will propose who should be the new president of the European Commission, whose election requires the support of a majority of the members of the European Parliament.
Along with the date of the People’s Assembly elections, it was also revealed that local government elections will be held in our country on Sunday, June 9, 2024.
By amending the Basic Law, the Hungarian government decided to synchronize the two voices.
The MTI report shows that during the last EU elections in May 2019, 751 representatives were elected to the board, but the number dropped to 705 after the UK withdrew. The distribution of seats is determined by EU treaties, Malta has the fewest number of representatives, six, and Germany the most, 96. Elections to the European Parliament are conducted according to the electoral rules of each member state.
Cover photo: European Union flags fly in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in northeastern France (Photo: MTI/EPA/Julien Warnand)