The Green Party is an international movement. The Green Party of the United States (GP-US) is connected with other Green Parties through various organizations and associations. The basic values of the Green Party can be described with the four pillars: Non-violence; Social and Economic Justice; Ecological Wisdom and Grassroots Democracy.
The GP-US has sent a media update to its state chapters with a link to the European Greens website, which gives Green Party elections results for the European Union Parliament elections held this week. The chart is: here.
In most of the EU countries, the Green Party elected zero to two MEP’s. Here are some of the more interesting results:
Overall, in the European Union Elections, the Green Party elected 46 MEP’s (plus one in Spain which is listed as a possible.)
In France, the Green Party elected 13 MEP’s. In Germany, 14 MEP’s. In Ireland, the Green Party earned zero MEP’s in the European Union election. And, reports here and here from Ireland show that there was also a local backlash against the Green Party, who had made a coalition with the Fianna Fail. In Sweden, the Green Party doubled their MEP’s to two. In the Netherlands, the Green Party elected 3 MEP’s.
Green Party Watch has a post about the Finnish, French and Greek Green Party results: here.
Spiegel On-Line International notes that, “The 2009 elections to the European Parliament were marked by historically low voter turnout and victories for center-right and right-wing parties.” The full story and detailed results of all parties in all European Union countries from Spiegel are: here.
Also of interest in Sweden, the Pirate Party – a new party which calls for online civil rights and reform of copyright law – gained a great victory by winning its first MEP in the EU. The story is: here.