Europeans prepare for the largest democratic elections in 2024

  • Staff Writer


The European Parliament elections are set to take place from June 6 to June 9, 2024. These elections are one of the largest democratic exercises globally, with over 400 million eligible voters from 27 EU member states electing 720 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)

Key issues dominating the campaign include the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, climate change, migration, and the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Additionally, the recent corruption scandal known as “Qatargate” is expected to influence voters’ perceptions and decisions.

The elections use a proportional representation system, which varies slightly between countries. Some countries vote for fixed party lists, while others use more open lists or the single transferable vote system【15†source】.

Pre-election polls suggest significant shifts in the political landscape. The centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) is expected to remain the largest group, though it may lose several seats. Far-right and conservative parties are projected to gain ground, which could lead to more fragmented and challenging coalition-building within the Parliament.