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|Technical Group of the European Right|
|European Parliament group|
|Name||Technical Group of the European Right|
|Formal name||Technical Group of the European Right|
|From||25 July 1989|
|To||18 July 1994|
|Preceded by||Group of the European Right|
|Chaired by||Jean-Marie Le Pen|
|MEP(s)||17 (25 July 1989)|
Following the 1989 elections, the previous far-right Group lost its Ulster Unionist and Greek EPEN MEPs. The situation was further complicated when the perennial problem of the European far-right, its inability to form transnational alliances, reasserted itself when MEPs from the German Republikaner party refused to ally themselves with the Italian MSI due to disagreements over the status of South Tyrol. Eventually, the "Technical Group of the European Right" was formed from MEPs from the French Front National, German Republikaner and Belgian Vlaams Blok parties.
In the 1994 elections, the Republikaners failed to reach the 5% cutoff point for German elections and lost all its MEPs. The Technical Group of the European Right no longer had enough MEPs to qualify as a Group and its MEPs returned to the ranks of the independents.
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