"The social democratic parties in the EU is expected to lose more than once every four seats in the EUROPEAN elections in the spring, according to a new update forecast from the EUROPEAN parliament."
"According to the forecast, it is expected the socialist partigruppen S&D land at 135 seats compared with the 186 right now. The largest group is expected to, once again, the christian democratic conservative EPP become with 183 seats – also, a sharp decrease compared to 217 for the moment."
"A couple of hefty caveats are at the same time necessary. The forecast is based in several cases on the opinion before the national parliamentary elections rather than before the EUROPEAN elections. For example, for Sweden is based all the data on what the opinion polls have shown if it were the general election, which traditionally differ significantly from the results in the EUROPEAN elections."
"this Year's EUROPEAN elections will be held on 23-26 may."