Ana Fuentes | France, Spain, Germany and Poland were the countries that most managed to mobilize their voters in the European elections this Sunday. With a 50.5% participation it has broken a record of 40 years, eight points higher than that of the previous elections of 2014. In the case of Spain, it favored the fact that the European polls were celebrated on the same day as the regional ones and the municipal ones.
The results, still provisional, show that the era of the grand coalition between socialists and popular Europeans has ended. The euro-chamber reflects the same fragmentation as the national parliaments of the members. Three factors stand out: the liberal boom, the green wave and the diminished power of the far right.
In Spain, the results have been very markedly pro-European and the Socialist Party is the one that will contribute the most MEPs in Strasbourg. For some analysts, it is a golden opportunity that the government of Pedro Sánchez should take advantage of to increase the Spanish weight in the decisions, instead of having to be always subordinated to the Franco-German axis.