Read here a briefing analysis of the European Parliament elections results and the change from 2009.

Final Results European Parliament (EP) elections 2014 – Change from 2009

The main changes between the 2009 and 2014 European Parliaments will be the reductions of the EPP’s lead, with a loss of 60 seats, compared to only 2 seats lost for S&D. The rise of Eurosceptics and far right parties can be seen in the greater number of seats for NI parties and other parties.
 However, in terms of the way Parliament functions and passes legislature, it will still rely on a broad coalition between the EPP and S&D to create the majority needed to pass bills. When it comes to
appointing the new President of the Commission, both parties are still horse-trading, to get enough votes to appoint their candidate.