Fifth European Parliament

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5th European Parliament
1999 – 2004
The logo of the European Parliament
President (1st ½) Nicole Fontaine
President (2nd ½) Pat Cox
Commission Prodi
MEPs 626
Elections June 1999

The Fifth European Parliament[citation needed] is the fifth five-year term of the elected European Parliament. It began following the June 1999 elections and ended after the June 2004 elections.

The constitutive session was held on Tuesday 20 July 1999. Nicole Fontaine (EPP-ED, France) was elected as President by absolute majority in the first ballot.[1] As oldest member Mário Soares (PES, Portugal) was also candidate, second-oldest member Giorgio Napolitano opened the session instead.

On 15 January 2002, Pat Cox was elected President for the second half of the term.

1999 election results[edit]

European Parliament election, 1999 - Final results at 20 July 1999
Group Description Chaired by MEPs
  EPP-ED Conservatives and Christian Democrats Hans-Gert Pöttering 233 European Parliament Composition 1999.svg
  PES Social Democrats Enrique Barón Crespo 180
  ELDR Liberals and Liberal Democrats Pat Cox 50
  G–EFA Greens and Regionalists Heidi Hautala
Paul Lannoye
48
  EUL–NGL Communists and the Far left Francis Wurtz 42
  UEN National Conservatives Charles Pasqua 31
  EDD Eurosceptics Jens-Peter Bonde 16
  TGI Mixed Gianfranco Dell'Alba (it)
Francesco Speroni
18
  NI Independents and Far right none 8 Total: 626 Sources: [1] [2][3]

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