EU elections set for June 6 to 9, 2024

The EU president stated Wednesday that more than 400 million European voters will choose a new five-year EU parliament between June 6 and 9, next year.

Elections in the EU’s 27 member states will determine the composition of the 700-person parliament tasked with monitoring European legislation.

The Strasbourg-based parliament will also confirm the appointments of top Brussels officials, including the European Commission’s president.

Ursula von der Leyen, the current president, has not indicated whether she would seek a second term, but she is anticipated to maintain the support of center-right MEPs and major member states if she does.

The European Union’s most recent election took place between May 23 and 26, 2019, with member states choosing a vote day based on national traditions.

For example, the Netherlands votes on a Thursday, Malta on a Saturday, and France on a Sunday.

Some nations, such as Belgium, may hold national elections concurrently with the European elections.

The vote in 2024 will be the first European election without any British candidates, as the UK will leave the EU in 2020.

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