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The greens in europe: Ecological parties and the european elections of 1984

Rudig, Wolfgang (1985) The greens in europe: Ecological parties and the european elections of 1984. Parliamentary Affairs, 38 (1). pp. 56-72.

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Abstract

When in 1979 the first elections to the European parliament took place, green candidates were fielded in France, Belgium, the UK and West Germany. None of them was elected, only the French ecologists came close with 4.4% of the vote. Five years later, the second European elections brought 11 green Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to Strasburg with other green parties in Ireland, the UK, Luxemburg, and France putting up more or less respectable performances. Though these elections did not bring the European breakthrough which some ecologists might have hoped for, the results demonstrate that green political parties are establishing themselves internationally and are consolidating their position.

Item type: Article
ID code: 29220
Keywords: green party, ecological party, Europe, elections, 1984, Political Science, Sociology and Political Science, Law
Subjects: Political Science
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 23:28
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 07:43
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/29220

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