Europe woke up on Monday to a new European Parliament after momentous elections took place across the EU.
The elections, which returned 751 Members of the European Parliament from 28 countries, saw splintered votes in many countries, wiped out traditional parties in some, and consolidated votes for mainstream parties in others.
As the results are still being digested, we’d like to say a huge congratulations to the 122 newly elected MEPs who’ve already signed the ONE VOTE 2014 pledge.
The MEPs and mainstream Commission Presidency candidates who signed up to the pledge agree to continue the fight against corruption and to build support for the poorest countries, especially through investments in agriculture, health care and access to energy.
This is great news and we’re delighted that so many MEPs agree that ending extreme poverty should be a top priority for this European Parliament.
The ONE VOTE 2014 campaign has gained supporters from across the political spectrum, with MEPs from the left, right, centrist, green, and new parties committing to do all they can in the next five years to fight extreme poverty in all corners of the world.
But our work isn’t done yet! Our ONE Youth Ambassadors across 6 countries will now keep working until the majority of the 751 MEPs have signed up.
You can help too. We need you to add your voice to the petition calling on all MEPs to prioritise ending extreme poverty and sign up to our ONE VOTE 2014 pledge.
Check out which MEP candidates signed the pledge in the run up to the election.