This report examines all final votes with Roll Call in the European Parliament during 2010. The result is clear: in 484 final votes on resolutions and reports, the Christian Democrats (EPP) and the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) disagreed in just 2.9%. It means they agreed in 97.1% of all final votes. The PPE and the Liberals in ALDE disagreed in 2.5% of the final votes while S&D and ALDE disagreed in 1.9% of all final votes. A previous study examining voting behaviour in 2008 showed similar results.
The main question raised by this study is; does it matter which one of the three large European parties you vote for since they appear to act as a bloc in European Parliament votes? Download file