The Fondation pour l’innovation politique wished to reflect on the European elections in May 2019 by assessing the weight of electorates across the European constituency independently of the electoral weight represented by the parliamentary groups comprised post-election.
Considering Europe as a constituency, the analysis of the European elections in May 2019 reveals the following results:
– 64,748,735 voters voted for Eurosceptic lists, both on the right and on the left. This represents 32.6% of the votes cast and 16.2% of all voters registered on the electoral lists.
– The vote in favour of the populist right represented 46,974,152 votes, i.e. 23.7% of the votes cast and 11.8% of the registered voters.
– The pro-Europeans, right-wing, left-wing, environmentalists and other lists attracted 133,811,329 voters, or 67.4% of votes cast and 33.6% of voters registered.
– Within the vote in favour of the pro-European lists, the centre and right-wing electorate received 63,981,659 votes and represented 32.2% of the votes cast and 16% of the total number of registered voters, i.e. almost double the electorate of the pro-European left: 34,412,885 votes, 17.8% of votes cast and 8.9% of the total number of registered votes.
– Environmentalist lists accounted for less than one-tenth of the votes cast (9.4%) with 18,723,127 votes, or 4.7% of those registered.
– Abstention, though in decline, remains very high. It includes 195 million voters. Blank and invalid votes represent more than 4 million votes.