Parties in the European Council during 2011

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The member-states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of 1 January 2011.

This article describes the party affiliations of leaders of each member-state represented in the European Council during the year 2011. The list below gives the political party that each head of government, or head of state, belongs to at the national level, as well as the European political alliance to which that national party belongs. The states are listed from most to least populous. More populous states have greater influence in the council, in accordance with the system of Qualified Majority Voting.

Summary[edit]

Party 1 January 2011 9 March 2011 21 June 2011 22 June 2011 3 October 2011 11 November 2011 16 November 2011 6 December 2011 21 December 2011
# QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV
European People's Party 13 190 14 204 15 216 16 223 16 223 16 223 15 194 14 182 15 209
Party of European Socialists 5 65 5 65 4 53 4 53 5 60 4 48 4 48 5 60 4 33
Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists 2 41 2 41 2 41 2 41 2 41 2 41 2 41 2 41 2 41
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party 5 38 4 31 4 31 3 24 2 17 2 17 2 17 2 17 2 17
Independent 1 7 1 7 1 7 1 7 1 7 2 19 3 48 3 48 3 48
Party of the European Left 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4

List of leaders (1 January 2011)[edit]

Member-state Votes Leader National party European party
Germany 29 Angela Merkel CDU EPP
France 29 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP EPP
United Kingdom 29 David Cameron Conservative AECR
Italy 29 Silvio Berlusconi PdL EPP
Spain 27 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero PSOE PES
Poland 27 Donald Tusk PO EPP
Romania 14 Traian Băsescu Independent[1] EPP
Netherlands 13 Mark Rutte VVD ELDR
Greece 12 George Papandreou PA.SO.K. PES
Belgium 12 Yves Leterme CD&V EPP
Portugal 12 José Sócrates PS PES
Czech Republic 12 Petr Nečas ODS AECR
Hungary 12 Viktor Orbán Fidesz EPP
Sweden 10 Fredrik Reinfeldt M EPP
Austria 10 Werner Faymann SPÖ PES
Bulgaria 10 Boyko Borisov GERB EPP
Denmark 7 Lars Løkke Rasmussen V ELDR
Slovakia 7 Iveta Radičová SDKÚ–DS EPP
Finland 7 Mari Kiviniemi Kesk. ELDR
Ireland 7 Brian Cowen FF ELDR
Lithuania 7 Dalia Grybauskaitė Independent
Latvia 4 Valdis Dombrovskis JL EPP
Slovenia 4 Borut Pahor SD PES
Estonia 4 Andrus Ansip RE ELDR
Cyprus 4 Demetris Christofias AKEL PEL[2]
Luxembourg 4 Jean-Claude Juncker CSV EPP
Malta 3 Lawrence Gonzi PN EPP

^ Supported by PD-L ^ AKEL holds only observer status with the Party of the European Left.

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Affiliation[edit]

Date Member-state Leader National party European party
9 March Ireland Enda Kenny FG EPP
21 June Portugal Pedro Passos Coelho PPD/PSD EPP
22 June Finland Jyrki Katainen Kok. EPP
3 October Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt A PES
11 November Greece Lucas Papademos Independent
16 November Italy Mario Monti Independent
6 December Belgium Elio Di Rupo PS PES
21 December Spain Mariano Rajoy PP EPP


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