League to be 2nd-biggest party in the European Parliament

ANSA: Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s League is set to be the Italian party with the most MEPs after May’s European elections, second-only at the EU level to Germany’s CSU/CDU, according to a projection based on recent polls. The League is set to go from the six MEPs it has at the moment to 27, just two fewer than the CSU/CDU.

In recent poll released on Monday in Brussels, Europe’s Christian Democrats will remain the EU Parliament’s biggest group by winning 26 percent of the seats, down from 29 percent at present, according the forecasts. The No. 2 Socialists will retain that spot while their share of members will tumble to 19 percent from 25 percent, the outlook shows.