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Wolfram Nordsieck

Parties and Elections in Europe

Parliamentary Elections and Governments since 1945
European Parliament Elections
History and Political Orientation of Parties

Edition 2019
Published 05/06/2019 (3rd Revised and Enlarged Edition; Editing Status 31/12/2018)
632 Pages
ISBN: 978-3-7322-9250-9
EUR 54,90

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PARTIES AND ELECTIONS IN EUROPE is a comprehensive reference guide to the parliamentary elections and governments in the European countries since 1945, the elections to the European Parliament since 1979 and to all significant political parties in Europe. Listed are more than 750 parties. The guide includes basic data of these parties (founding years, political orientations, affiliations to political parties at European level, European Parliament groups, political internationals and other transnational organisations) and a chronological summary of their history (origins, predecessors, name changes, mergers and splits). The country studies in the reference guide are usually divided into four main chapters (political parties, parliamentary elections, European Parliament Elections, governments):

Basic data of more than 750 significant political parties in Europe:

· English and native names
· Founding years
· Political classifications (ideologies)
· Memberships in Europarties, political internationals and other transnational organisations
· Memberships in parliamentary groups in the European Parliament
· Official internet presences

Chronological history of more than 750 significant political parties in Europe:

Origins, predecessors, historical predecessors, name changes, important mergers and splits.

Parliamentary elections from all European countries:

Results of the legislative elections from all European countries since 1945 (national parliaments). The tables are significantly enlarged and more detailed than in the archive of the website.

Elections to the European Parliament:

Detailed results of the European Parliament Elections from all 28 member states since 1979.


Heads of states, heads of governments and government parties (parties in cabinet) from all European countries since 1945.


Regional elections and governments in autonomous regions since 1945 (national minority regions and autonomous regions with separatist or regionalist tendencies).

Contact information: Wolfram Nordsieck, Merkurstraße 1, 40223 Düsseldorf (Germany). Email: info[at]parties-and-elections.eu. News, suggestions and corrections are always welcome.