Daily Archives: February 27, 2009

Tony Barber

According to a combination of 19 national opinion polls, the winner of the June 2009 European Parliament elections will be the centre-right European People’s Party, which is projected to pick up 265 of the 736 available seats. The Socialists are predicted to win 195 seats and the liberals 95, with the rest divided among the far left, Greens and rightwing nationalists.

The centre-right is therefore on track to remain the parliament’s largest force, an outcome that would boost José Manuel Barroso’s chances of reappointment as European Commission president. Read more