EP elections (EU)

The following map shows the more than 1,100 so-called NUTS3 areas in the European Union which existed at the time of the 2019 European elections. It allows you to do the following: Election evaluation and nowcasts of the European elections in the European Union. Use the selection menu below the map to display various data analyses.

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European factions and party families

The European factions shown here are the political groups in the European Parliament and their respective parties in the member states:

  • S&D: Social democrats
  • EPP: European People’s Party (Christian democrats)
  • Greens/EFA: Greens and regionalists
  • Left: Group of left-wing parties
  • ID: Identity and Democracy (right-wing populists)
  • Renew: Liberals
  • ECR: Group of conservative parties
  • NI: ‘non-inscrits’ – explicitly not in any European political group
  • Others: all other parties

Note: New and/or parties not previously represented in the European Parliament were, where appropriate, assigned to one of the political groups listed above. The assignments made by the europeelects.eu website served as a source.

NUTS3 areas

The map broadly shows the so-called NUTS3 areas of the European Union at the time of the 2019 European elections. There are deviations from this system in some EU member states, as the election data was not available at the NUTS3 level. These include: Belgium, Ireland, Slovenia.

Analysis of the 2019 European elections in the European Union

You can use the selection menu above below the map to view evaluations of the 2019 European elections. The following analyzes are available to you here:

  • Vote winners (relative): Colour gradient for each European group relative to the largest lead of the leading group to the second-placed group. Stronger shades indicate greater lead.
  • Vote winner (absolute): strongest European faction in the respective area
  • Second placed European group (without ID)
  • Detailed analyses of the results of S&D, EPP, Greens/EFA, Left, ID, Renew, ECR, non-attached parties and others: In each map there is a continuous colour gradient towards the strongest group result.
  • Difference of results between two European political groups, including analyses of voting behavior S&D vs. EPP, S&D vs. Greens-EFA, S&D vs. ID, EPP vs. Greens-EVA, EPP vs. ID, Greens-EFA vs. ID: area with maximum vote difference with the strongest faction colour; colouring of other areas relative to this.
  • Difference in the results of S&D/Greens-EFA/The Left: area with maximum difference in votes with the strongest parliamentary group colour; colouring of other areas relative to this.

Nowcasts for the EP elections in the European Union

You can also choose from nowcasts for the European elections, which create projections for the here and now based on the 2019 election results and current surveys. The poll averages used are publicly available data. You can find more information on this in the legend.

Original source of the electoral data:
Schraff, Dominik, Vergioglou, Ioannis, and Demirci, Buket Buse. 2022. The European NUTS-Level Election Dataset: A Tool to Map the European Electoral Geography. Party Politics, Online First. DOI: 10.1177/13540688221083553

Original source of the poll data:
Publicly available survey information gathered from survey aggregator europeelects.eu.

Original source of the vector file:
Wikipedia. The file has been altered. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International: CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED