KIERAN ST. CLAIR BRADLEY
The year the European Parliament was dominated by the June elections, 1 which resulted in a left of centre majority in Parliament for the first time in its history; 2 Spanish Socialist Enrique Baron Crespo was duly elected President of Parliament on the first count at the constituent part-session in July. 3 In most other respects six months has proved too brief a period to gauge the full effect of the change in Parliament's political complexion on its behaviour, though tensions between the group furthest to the political right and other parties, particularly the Socialists, probably increased both within and outside Parliament. 4
The elections did however have some impact on the work of Parliament on the functional level, in that the bulk of the resolutions it passed during the year, and in particular its legislative opinions and second reading decisions, were adopted in the part-sessions immediately preceding the elections (March, April, and May) with a more normal pace of work being restored only in October. 5) In order to complete its outstanding business before the____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Yearbook of European Law. Volume: 4. Contributors: A. Barav - Editor, D. A. Wyatt - Editor. Publisher: Clarendon Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1982. Page number: 235.