Initial Overview of EU Parliamentary Election Results

What kind of results define this EU parliamentary election? Pro Europeans across the board will be happy at least that more voters turned out than the previous election in 2014, bucking a downward trend that has been in effect since 1979. However, voting in some Member States remains worryingly low. The two largest traditional parties on the centre-left and right remain the largest but had a bad night by losing their combined majority. Others such as the Liberals and the Greens had a good one. The predicted Nationalist wave did not materialise uniformly as perhaps anticipated. This will impact governance of the European Parliament with a more eclectic range of views seeking a share of voice. A mixture of emotions appears to have driven the European electorate, for a variety of reasons.

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