O PP, which is part of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European assembly, today elected nine more MEPs than in 2019, the year of the previous elections, according to official data when 99.9% of the votes were counted.

The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) lost a place in the European Parliament, where it is part of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group.

The far-right party Vox went from being the fifth most voted force in previous European elections to being third this year, reaching 9.62% of the votes and contributing six MEPs to the Conservatives and Renovators (ERC) group, twice as many of those elected in 2019.

Along with Vox, a new party also considered populist and far-right, called Secabou-se a Festa and which is not yet part of any group in the European Parliament, elected for the first time: it got three MEPs, a result of 4.59 % of votes.

Still on the right, Citizens (liberals) disappeared from the European Parliament today, which had until now eight MEPs, while the coalition of nationalist parties from the Basque Country and Canary Islands (CEUS) kept the MEP it had already elected in 2019 and which is part of the Renovar group. the Europe.

On the left, Somar had 4.65% of the votes and elected three MEPs and Podemos 3.38% and two deputies. Somar was elected to the European Parliament for the first time and should join, like Podemos, the Left group (GUE/NGL).

The Agora Repúblicas coalition (left-wing independentists from the Basque Country, Galicia and Catalonia), which forms part of the Green group in the European Parliament, had 4.91% of the votes and kept the three MEPs it already had.

Finally, the party Together for Catalonia (JxCat), led by former autonomous president Carles Puigdemont and which is not registered in any group in the European Parliament, obtained 2.54% of the votes and one MEP (it lost two).

Participation in the vote was 49.22%, 11.5 percentage points less than in 2019, when the European elections in Spain coincided with local elections and several regional elections.

Spain elected 61 MEPs today (seven more than in 2019).

Around 361 million voters from the 27 countries of the European Union (EU) were called to choose the composition of the next European Parliament, electing 720 MEPs, 15 more than in the previous legislature.

Portugal has 21 seats in the hemicycle.

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