Between 22 and 25 May, Europeans will choose 751 members of the European Parliament, the only directly elected European institution. This will be the eighth election, the first was in 1979. The number of seats per state is decided by relative population.

There will be some differences this time as it is the first election after the Lisbon Treaty was, finally, adopted. It will also be the largest election as Croatia is the 28th and newest member of the union.

There will be fewer MEPs though...

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