Final voting underway to elect European Parliament

Rome [Italy]: Voters across 21 European nations on Sunday headed to polling stations to cast their votes on the final day of the 2019 European Parliament elections.

The result is expected to be declared later in the evening. Over 400 million Europeans were eligible to cast their votes to elect 751 ministers of European Parliament, Sputnik reported.

Right-wing nationalist parties have emerged as a great challenge for the centre-right and the centre-left parties.
Italy’s League party has formed an alliance with other right-wing groups including Germany’s AfD, the Finns Party and the Danish People’s Party to create the European Alliance for People and Nations.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has described the vote as the most important since direct elections to the European Parliament began in 1979 “because the union is facing an existential threat” from populist, anti-EU forces, local media reported.

The voting process began on May 23 with the UK, who was hesitating to vote earlier but had to after EU forced it to do so.

Meanwhile, voting took place in Ireland on Friday. The Czech Republic, Latvia, Malta, and Slovakia voted on May 25.


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