European Elections forecast: In with the new, out with the old?

What kind of European Parliament will emerge? Elections forecast with Simon Hix, Susi Dennison and Doru Frantescu


Simon Hix, Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics

Susi Dennison, Senior Policy Fellow and Director of the European Power Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations

Doru Frantescu, Director and Co-Founder, VoteWatch Europe

Chaired by

Karen Massin, CEO, Burson Cohn & Wolfe Brussels

European Elections forecast:  In with the new, out with the old?

Tuesday, 23 April, 12:30-13:30
Venue: Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, Brussels
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The stakes have never been higher at the European Elections. Pollsters and politicos predict a major shake-up of the political landscape if anti-European, nationalist parties succeed at the ballot.

What kind of European Parliament will emerge? Will a centre-right coalition remain dominant? Could a progressive/pro-European alliance challenge the rise of populist Eurosceptic forces? And what might the implications be for the election of the Commission President and the direction of the EU policy agenda?

Launching a forecast of the election outcome based on a new YouGov poll commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations, our distinguished panel will equip you with new and exclusive analysis on EU elections forecasting, uncovering the next European Parliament’s shifting power balance, coalition constellations and EU’s capacity to act effectively on the world stage – from international trade, climate change and rule of law, to international security.

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