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Register of political parties for European Elections


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I noticed on the register under EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – NAME OF POLITICAL GROUP
United people has "United People" as if its a European parliament political group https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/members/partyRegister/2019/2019-04-10_register-of-political-parties-10-april-2019_en.pdf

Shouldn't only groups that actually exist be listed there?

European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Act 2019

Secondly should Socialists and Democrats Group be listed next to Labour on the register of political parties when it has no MEPs, see European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Act 2019 Section 8
(8) Where a party which is registered in the Register as a party organised to contest a European election, or which applies for such registration in the Register, informs the Registrar that a member of the party, being a representative in the European Parliament (whether by reason of his having been elected as such a representative in the State or having been nominated as a replacement candidate under the European Parliament Elections Act 1997 ), is a member of—
(a) a political group formed in accordance with the rules of procedure of the European Parliament, or
(b) a European political party established in accordance with Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations,
the Registrar shall, if that member certifies in writing to the Registrar that he is a member of that party and that political group or that European political party, note on the Register, in relation to the party, the name of that political group or that European political party.”.
see previous version Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2001, Section 11

also Fianna Fail listed as ALDE when Brian Crowley is in ECRG Home | Brian CROWLEY | MEPs | European Parliament

so what should be listed there ECRG i'd guess


the lack of consolidated acts makes it hard to read legislation
 
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