EU: Mandatory data retention vote in the European Parliament on 14 December 2005

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The final vote on the legislative resolution was 378 in favour, 197 against with 30 abstentions. The Green/EFA and GUE (left group) voted against while the ALDE (liberal group) split with 25 MEPs voting in favour and 37 against (including Mr Alvaro, the rapporteur). The two biggest parties, the PSE (socialist group) and PPE (conservative group) overwhelmingly voted in favour - 39 PPE MEPs voted against (10 abstained) and 24 PSE MEPs voted against (2 abstained).

See: Statewatch's Observatory on the surveillance of telecommunications in the EU


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