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11 – Electoral threshold

Electoral threshold

Electoral threshold

EU law allows Member States to establish thresholds of up to 5% of all votes cast as a condition for any party to be allocated seats in the European Parliament. In 14 Member States, there are formal thresholds of this kind. (Logically, in Member States or regions with a
relatively low number of MEPs, there is a de facto, if not formal, threshold above 5%.)

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