The Greens in the 1999 European Elections: The Success Story

  • Ferdinand Müller-Rommel
Part of the Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series book series (EIT)


Green Parties and alternative lists participated in all five direct elections to the European Parliament (EP) (Bomberg 1998: 102–125). In 1979, various ecological and small leftist movements nominated their own candidates, who received encouraging electoral support in the first European direct elections but no seat in the EP: 3.2 percent for the Grünen in West Germany, 2.3 percent for Agalev in Belgium, 1 percent for the Alternative Left in Luxembourg.


Electoral Result Voter Turnout European Parliament Electoral Success Green Party 
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© Pascal Perrineau, Gérard Grunberg, and Colette Ysmal 2002

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