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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

2017 Edition
Published 25/08/2017
556 Pages
ISBN: 978-3-7448-3353-0
EUR 49,90

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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 700 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, websites) 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 700 significant political parties:

· 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 700 significant political parties:

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

Parliamentary elections from all European countries since 1945:

Results of the legislative elections from all European countries in the period from 1945 to 2016. The tables are significantly enlarged and more detailed than in the archive of the website.

Elections to the European Parliament since 1979:

Detailed results of the European Parliament Elections from all 28 member states (1979-2014).

Governments since 1945:

Listed are heads of states, heads of governments and government parties (parties in cabinet) from all European countries in the period from 1945 to 2016.


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