At 07:00 CET on Tuesday 11 February, there was exactly 100 days to go to the opening of the polls for the European Parliament elections.
As the countdown to the elections intensifies, here is our overview of where we stand:
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European Parliament election candidates
17. The French Greens have also chosen their têtes de liste, while the centrist UDI (currently in the EPP Group) and Modem (a member of the ALDE Group) will run a common list. Read our list of candidates from France
20. The Dutch Liberal Democrats 66 list is led by Sophie in ‘t VeldRead after she won a leadership race with fellow MEP Marietje Schaake. Read our blog on the battle to lead the D66 list
33. Finland’s Centre Party (ALDE) list includes a former party leader and prominent Eurosceptic, Paavo Väyrynen, and a former newspaper editor, Mikael Pentikäinen. Olli Rehn is also set to join the list. Read our blog on the choice of Finnish candidates
European Parliament election opinion polls
Processes and procedures for the elections and beyond
62. The European Council will nominate a candidate for the Commission presidency ‘taking into account the results of the elections’, but there are suggestions that the European Council will choose someone other than one of the ‘lead candidates’.
Potential nominees to the European Commission
70. However, Hollande may be prepared to name a centre-right figure – such as Michel Barnier or Christine Lagarde – if it means that France gets the Commission presidency. Read our profiles of Michel Barnier and Christine Lagarde
84. However, the elections seem not to have caught the general public’s imagination: use of the #EP2014 hashtag is hardly viral – just over 17,000 users used that hashtag, with just over 25,000 uses.
85. As the election nears, this number is at least an increase on last month – a 70% rise in the number of users and a 75% increase in the number of users.
86. In addition, by our calculations only around 25% of tweets about the elections use the #EP2014 hashtag.
87. Many of the political parties are also using their own hashtags – such as #up2youth (EPP) and #knockthevote (PES). Read our blog on the online campaign
Also on Europe Decides
90. Our insights and infographics page has a range of materials for you to download and print
91. We will soon begin our assessment of the achievements of the current European Commission – take a look at our Commissioners’ commitments page
93. Keep an eye on our events page and look back at the video and slideshow from our December 2013 event ‘What’s happening in 2014… and will it make a difference?’
95. Read all about the European political parties and their processes for selecting candidates
96. Get all the essential information about each member state on our country-by-country page
97. Find out more about Europe Decides and Burson-Marsteller
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100. And finally, don’t forget to stay up-to-date with the latest developments by following us on Twitter (@europedecides).