So the PES, which were going to be called ASDA ASDE decided to choose a different again. This time they have gone with Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats or PASD for short. Not sure what that looks like yet….
So the PASD will be the second largest grouping in the Parliament. It is the offical name change as now their website even has it.
So the Groups in the Parliament will be the (in order of size):
- EPP (they dropped the ED part)
- PASD (formerly PES)
The Ind/Dem (17) and UEN (13) groupings may survive. I don’t know yet though. We will find out for sure on July 14th at the first plenary in Strasbourg.