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The states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of 6 October 2009.
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This article describes the party affiliations of the leaders of each member-state represented in the European Council. The list below gives the political party that each head of government, or head of state, belongs to at the national level, as well as the European political alliance to which that national party belongs. The states are listed from most to least populous. More populous states have greater influence in the council, in accordance with the system of Qualified Majority Voting.

Contents

Summary

Party # QMV
European People's Party 13 191
Party of European Socialists 7 101
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party 4 25
Independent 2 24
Party of the European Left 1 4
Total 27 345

List of leaders

The last changes to the list of leaders was on 25 November 2009, when Yves Leterme became the Prime Minister of Belgium.

Member-state Votes Leader Start of mandate Picture National
party
European
party
Elections
Last Next
 Germany 29 Angela Merkel 2005 Angela Merkel 24092007.jpg CDU EPP 2009 2013?
 France 29 Nicolas Sarkozy 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy (2008).jpg UMP EPP 2007 2012?
 United Kingdom 29 Gordon Brown 2007 GordonBrown2004.JPG Labour PES 2005 2010
 Italy 29 Silvio Berlusconi 2008
(also in office:
1994–1995 and
2001–2006)
Berlusconi small2.jpg PdL EPP 2008 2013?
 Spain 27 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero 2004 Rodríguez Zapatero.jpg PSOE PES 2008 2012?
 Poland 27 Donald Tusk 2007 Donald Tusk.jpg PO EPP 2007 2011?
 Romania 14 Emil Boc 2008 Emil Boc.jpg PD-L EPP 2008 2012?
 Netherlands 13 Jan Peter Balkenende 2002 Balkenende Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV.jpg CDA EPP 2006 2010
 Greece 12 George Papandreou 2009 George Papandreou (junior).jpg PASOK PES 2009 2013?
 Czech Republic 12 Jan Fischer 2009 J Fischer.jpg Independent 2006 2010
 Belgium 12 Yves Leterme 2009
(also in office: 2008)
Yves Leterme campagne foto cropped.jpg CD&V EPP 2007 2011?
 Hungary 12 Bajnai Gordon 2009 Bajnai Jerusalem.jpg Independent 2006 2010
 Portugal 12 José Sócrates 2005 Socrates2006-2t.jpg PS PES 2009 2013?
 Sweden 10 Fredrik Reinfeldt 2006 Fredrik Reinfeldt.jpg Moderates EPP 2006 2010
 Austria 10 Werner Faymann 2008 Werner Faymann 20080905a.jpg SPÖ PES 2008 2013?
 Bulgaria 10 Boyko Borisov 2009 Boyko Borisov 3.jpg GERB EPP 2009 2013?
 Slovakia 7 Robert Fico 2006 Robert Fico.jpg Direction PES 2006 2010
 Denmark 7 Lars Løkke Rasmussen 2009 Lars Løkke Rasmussen foran Amalienborg 7 april 2009.JPG Venstre ELDR 2007 2011?
 Finland 7 Matti Vanhanen 2003 Matti Vanhanen.jpg Centre Party ELDR 2007 2011?
 Ireland 7 Brian Cowen 2008 Brian Cowen in Philadelphia.jpg Fianna Fáil ELDR 2007 2012?
 Lithuania 7 Andrius Kubilius 2008
(also in office:
1999–2000)
AndriusKubilius.jpg TS–LKD EPP 2008 2012?
 Latvia 4 Valdis Dombrovskis 2009 Valdis Dombrovskis.jpg JL EPP 2006 2010
 Slovenia 4 Borut Pahor 2008 Borut Pahor.jpg SD PES 2008 2012?
 Estonia 4 Andrus Ansip 2005 Ansip, Andrus (2007) crop.jpg Reform Party ELDR 2007 2011?
 Cyprus 4 Dimitris Christofias 2008 Dimitris Christofias.jpg AKEL PEL[1] 2008 2013?
 Luxembourg 4 Jean-Claude Juncker 1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (2006).jpg CSV EPP 2009 2014?
 Malta 3 Lawrence Gonzi 2004 Lawrence Gonzi 2009.jpg PN EPP 2008 2013?

^  AKEL holds only observer status with the Party of the European Left.

Council configurations by year

2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 (EU25) | 2004 (EU15) | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

See also

References

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