Skip to main content

As it happened: Green wave and populist gains as mainstream wanes in EU vote

FRANCE 24 | Exit poll graph at 8pm CET of French voting in European Elections on May 26th 2019.

European Parliament elections wrapped up Sunday night with turnout above 50 percent, a 20-year high. Greens, populists and Brexit were watchwords, while the mainstream EPP on the right and S&D on the left shed seats as the new chamber takes shape.

ADVERTISING
  • Voters in 21 EU countries were called to the polls on Sunday, including France and Germany, to conclude the four-day EU-wide vote.
  • European Parliament projections indicate considerable losses for the mainstream European People's Party and the Socialists & Democrats, while populists made some gains. Green parties enjoyed significant gains across the bloc.
  • The EPP and S&D are poised to lose their majority for the first time in European Parliament history, making the upcoming race for a new European Commission president all the more complex.
  • More than 400 million voters were eligible to have their say, the second-biggest democratic exercise in the world after elections in India.
This page is not available

The page no longer exists or did not exist at all. Please check the address or use the links below to access the requested content.