40 Greens in the 2009-2014 European Parliament (my guess)

Think Big, Vote GreenTomorrow night Europe will have voted and the configuration of the new European Parliament will be known (sorry guys, Eurovision was a few weeks ago). Before that crucial vote I shall guesstimate the composition of the future Green Group in the European Parliament here!

My guess is that there will be 40 original Green members of the Group. This would mean MEPs from member parties of the European Green Party (EGP). However, I expect the group to renew its alliance with EFA (European Free Alliance), the European party of the regionalists parties which I expect to maintain their 6 seats. Moreover, I assume that this common group will also include the 1 MEP of the Swedish Pirate Party. In total the Greens-EFA will then have 47 members out of the new total of 732. This would see a total increase of 4 MEPs and an even higher percentage increase from currently 5,5% to 6,4% in the new chamber due to the changing composition (Nice Treaty).

The following gives an overview of all countries where I expect the Greens to win seats:

Austria: 1
Belgium (Ecolo): 2
Belgium (Groen): 1
Denmark: 2
Finland: 1
France: 8
Germany: 12
Greece: 2
Luxemburg: 1
Netherlands: 3 (already announced)
Spain: 1
Sweden: 2
UK: 4

N.B.: Obviously I wish the Greens were to win many more seats, but this is a guess that I would put my money on!

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