2019 European Parliament election

Two candidates were nominated by PES member parties and organisations:

The party convened an extraordinary Congress in Lisbon to ratify the election of the candidate and to vote upon the manifesto.

The table below shows the changes in group composition after the United Kingdom left the EU.

The following table shows projections with vote share instead of seats.

In the final hours, the name of Ursula von der Leyen was suggested and agreed to by all governments, with Germany's abstention.