Political groups of the European Parliament

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    the political groups of the european parliament are the parliamentary groups of the european parliament. the european parliament is unique among supranational assemblies in that its members (meps) organise themselves into ideological groups as in traditional national legislatures. the members of other supranational assemblies form national groups.[1] the political groups of the european parliament are usually the formal representation of a european political party in the parliament. in other cases, they are political coalitions of a number of european parties, national parties, and independent politicians.

    the political groups of the european parliament are strictly forbidden to campaign during the european elections since this is the exclusive responsibility of the european political parties.[2] each political group is assumed to have a set of core principles, and political groups that cannot demonstrate this may be disbanded (see below).

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The political groups of the European Parliament are the parliamentary groups of the European Parliament. The European Parliament is unique among supranational assemblies in that its members (MEPs) organise themselves into ideological groups as in traditional national legislatures. The members of other supranational assemblies form national groups.[1] The political groups of the European Parliament are usually the formal representation of a European political party in the Parliament. In other cases, they are political coalitions of a number of European parties, national parties, and independent politicians.

The political groups of the European Parliament are strictly forbidden to campaign during the European elections since this is the exclusive responsibility of the European political parties.[2] Each political group is assumed to have a set of core principles, and political groups that cannot demonstrate this may be disbanded (see below).