BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The centre right is set to remain the biggest group in the EU legislature after elections in May, according to a survey by the European Parliament released on Friday that showed the conservatives were gaining seats from a poll last month.
The European People’s Party (EPP), which includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, is set to win 188 seats, nearly 27 percent of the 705 deputies of the next legislature, according to the survey of national opinion polls.
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The survey, which does not include British voters, showed that the EPP had increased its seats by seven from a previous projection last month. The grouping has currently 29 percent of the seats in the EU assembly.
Socialists, the second grouping in the parliament, have also increased their seats to 20 percent of the total from the...
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