2009 EP Elections

European Parliament Election Results 2009: Representation of Women

The 2009 European elections took place in the 27 EU Member States on 4-7 June 2009. After the elections, the percentage of women in the European Parliament (EP), the only directly elected institution of the European Union (EU), stands at 35%. Although the results are a progress compared to the approximate 30% at the beginning of the 1999-2004 term and 16% for the first EP election in 1979, the EP again fails to attain parity or even the 40% of women threshold agreed by Member States of the Council of Europe.

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