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EU elections: Surge for greens and Eurosceptics, losses for centrist blocks | News | DW



Millions of voters across the EU cast their polls on the final voting day for European elections in a poll that will shape the continent's policy over the next five years.

Initial results early Monday morning showed the storm coalition between the central right European Party (EPP) and the Socialist Social Democrats (S&D) blocks will lose their majority in the law of 751 seats.

The results show that the European Parliament will have a new balance of power, with the centrist Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), right-wing Eurosceptic parties and the Greens / European Free Alliance giving all the gains.

Parliamentary arithmetic will make it difficult for the top five positions of the EU when the 28 national European leaders meet in Brussels on Tuesday.

EPP, S & D loses seats

Preliminary results have set EPP's first with 1

79 seats, sharply down from 216 seats in the 2014 election. The conservative block was followed by S&D with 150 seats, a drop from 185 seats in the last election.

ALDE and its allies came in third with 107 seats, a big leap from 69 seats in the last election. They were followed by the Green / European Free Alliance with 70 seats, up from 52 seats in the last parliament. The European Conservative and Reformist Group (ECR) won 58 seats.

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The two Eurosceptic blocks, the United Nations and the Freedom Group (ENF) and Europe for Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) won 58 and 56 respectively. Combined, the Eurosceptic parties fetched 33 seats compared to the last election.

The European Left Nordic Green Left (GUE / NGL) secured 38 seats, down 14, while other / non-attached won the remaining 35 seats.

Updates to the EU election live ticker have come to an end. Click here for an analysis of current events and trends in the individual EU countries.

Read more: EU elections – live updates on polling day

All updates in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)

24:00: ] The UK emerges from the poll polarized as it tries to leave the EU in October. The Nigel Farages Brexit Party was on its way to the top spot, even though the combined smaller pro-EU parties outperformed the tough Brexit party. Both the conservatives and the workers lost much support.

23:14: The leaders of the two largest blocks in the European Parliament have said that they would not work with far-right, Eurosceptic groups who received the gains from the vote. Manfred Weber from EPP and Frans Timmermans from S&D are the front runners to become president of the European Commission. The election result means that the next head of the EU leader must be supported by at least one other party outside the traditional EPP and S&D coalition.

23:05: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told supporters that his Fidesz party, which won 13 of Hungary's 21 seats in the European Parliament, "will cooperate with anyone who wants to stop immigration . " [19659002] Fidesz was suspended from the EPP block on the deterioration of the rule of law in Hungary. Orban did not address speculation that Fidesz could join Italy's Matteo Salvini & # 39; s far right block, ENF.

  Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orban (Reuters / B. Szabo)

Hungary's Orban (right) has moved its Fidesz closer to Italy's far right Salvini

21:26: Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa socialists are expected to remain the top party in the country, with 32.5% of the vote, only down 1.5%. Costa faces a national election in October.

Social Democracy secured second place by 23%, while left block came in third by 10.3%

21:05: Italian Interior Minister ] Matteo Salvini's right-wing league has come in first the votes in Italy by 27 to 31% of the vote, according to a voting publication published by RAI television. It is a huge increase in support for anti-immigration, Eurosceptic hardline, whose League gained 17% at the national elections in 2018 and 6.2% in the last EU vote.

Salvini's coalition partner, the 5-star Movement led deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, dropped to 18.5 to 23.0% compared to 32% in national elections last year.

The initial results can change the balance of power in the Italy coalition, giving Salvini more emphasis on pushing its agenda.

The same vote showed that opposition center-left democratic party (PD) wins between 20.5 and 25.0% from 18.7% in 2018 and 40.8% in 2014.

21: 03: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called snap elections for June after support for his leftist Syriza fell under the conservative opposition New Democracy.

20:59: David McAllister, a German Christian Democrat and a member of the European Parliament's Conservative EPP Group, told DW that the green of Germany meant that conservatives and social democrats had to do more about climate change.

"There must be reasons why the Christian Democrats, and especially the Social Democrats, lost in large quantities and the greens gained a lot. We spoke in this campaign on the economy, on security, on stability, on important issues, but of course the question is on climate change at the moment the first question in Germany, "he said.

  Infographics HOCHRECHNUNG 22.55 EU Wahl 2019 - Deutschland ENG

20:20 Romania's ruling Social Democrats) got a blow in votes and achieved 26% of the vote compared to 45% in the national election in 2016, according to exit polls. The PSD has come under pressure from the EU over legal reforms and undermines the fight against corruption. In apparent voter blowback against PSD, the pro-European opposition received the National Liberal Party, or PNL, and the centrist USR-PLUS alliance gathered more than 50% of the vote.

Central Right President Klaus Iohannis, critic of the PSD, said that the polls showed that voters were "in favor of a European Romania."

"The government formed by the PSD must go," he said. 19659002] 19:01 Poland's ruling nationalist law and justice (PiS) party was ahead of 42% of the vote, according to exit polls made by Ipsos. The European Coalition's Resistance – A Pro-European Group consisting of the Civil Platform, formerly led by President Donald Tusk of the European Council, scored another 39.1%.

18:40 The European Parliament's first place project confirms a collapse of the great centrist coalition between the central right European People's Party (EEP) and the central left S&D blocks.

18:14 Manfred Weber, the CDU politician dropped to lead the European Commission to the EEP said that the high turnout across the block is the "main" news from the polls.

"This is a clear strengthening of the European Parliament in forthcoming discussions," Weber said. "The European Parliament is the place where European citizens are represented, and now it must have a similar impact on the decisions on issues and staff at European level."

18:10 In Spain, the pollists said that the socialist party was in the lead. It looked like winning 18 seats, from 14 in 2014, while the far right Vox was seen getting its first EU legislators with four to five seats.

18:01 French exit reconciliations put the right-wing RN party at 23%, a slight decrease from 2014, but still enough to lead them. President Emmanuel Macron's One March received 22%, and the Green Party achieved 12.5%, an increase of 3.5 points in 2014.

Macron called the result "respectable" and said most voters had chosen pro-European parties.

17: 59 The EU has stated that their estimate was 51% across the block, a significant increase of 42.6% in total in 2014.

17:45 ] The Green / European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament says they are happy with closing studies showing a strong result for Germany's Greens in the elections to the European Parliament. Co-leader of the group, Phillippe Lamberts of Belgium, told DW's Max Hofmann Greens / EFA would use the leverage that European voters allow them to really influence policies from now on.

"Everything we hear from various members states so far points to an increase in green performance – and that gives me a strong mandate for changes in European policy."

Read more: EU election results increase pressure on Angela Merkels coalition

"Friday of the Future (protests) has helped make people aware of the urgent change, but it is clearly not enough. If there was not a strong green party (in Germany) to begin with, This popular energy has not had any way of expressing itself in politics. "

17:25 Hungary's nationalist Fidesz party has won 56% of the votes in the EU elections, according to prospector-census Nezopont. Fidesz was recently suspended from the EU's largest bloc, the European Central Party (EEP), over the deterioration of the rule of law in Hungary.

The Socialists and the Left Democratic Coalition are expected to win 10% each

17:09 In recent projections, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party set CSU ahead with 28.3 %, down 7.5 points. CDU's coalition partner Social Democrats (SPD) are on track for the worst performance in EU elections, with 15.2% of the vote declining, a 12.1% decline from the last vote in 2014.

Riding a wave of support from growing concerns About climate change, the green party came second in Germany by 21.1%, an increase of 11%. The far-right AfD came in fourth with 10.6%, and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left each got 5.6% of the vote. Other smaller parties accounted for the remaining 13.6%.

16:58 In the Netherlands, according to the first results, the Labor Party (PvdA) suffered 18.1%, a large jump from 9.4% it received in 2014. Prime Minister Mark Rutts People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) came second with 15% and got 3 points on the previous result.

Right of Freedom (PVV) took a nosedive from the 2014 result of 13.32%, receiving only 4.1% of the Dutch vote. Its voices seemed to have been shaken by Thierry Baudet's Eurosceptic Democracy Forum, which captured 11%.

16:54 The middle right EEP is expected to be the largest group in the European Parliament with 163 seats, according to figures published by Germany's Infratest fall.

The Party of European Socialists is expected to reach 147 seats, while the liberal ALDE group is on track to pick up 96 seats. The parties in the far right EAPN group could see significant gains with 72 seats. Infratest dimap projections showed.

16:52 Broadcaster ZDF has reported that Germany's under 30 population predominantly voted for the Green Party: 19659040] 16:44 Ireland's Fine Gael Party, currently regulating in a minority coalition government, led in initial projections by 29%. Fianna Fáil came in second with 15%, like Green Party. This was a massive recovery for the Greens, which only achieved 4.9% in 2014. Sinn Fein had only 13%, a thumb of 6.5%.

16:39 Germany's public broadcaster ARD said the voter's choice in Germany jumped nearly 11% from 48.1% of registered voters in 2014 to 59% in Sunday's election to the EU.

16:31 In Greece, the conservative opposition New Democracy Party is the expected winner, according to closing inquiries. The new democracy is expected to win 32% to 36% of the vote compared to 25% to 29% for the governing leftist Syriza.

The extreme right Golden Dawn and the Communist Party are expected to come between 5% and 7% each.

16:00 Initial official projections in Germany show that Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party CSU have progressed by 27.9%, but have had a dip in support of 7.5 point. The losses were even heavier for the CDU's coalition partner Social Democrats (SPD), who came in third with 15.6% support, a decline of 11.7% from the last EU elections in 2014.

The Green Party continued Harvesting the benefits of the coalition gives voice and increasing concern over climate change. This came second in Germany with 21.8%, an increase of 11.1%. The very right AfD came in fourth with 10.5%, and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and left party each got 5.5% of the vote. Other smaller parties accounted for the remaining 13%.

Germany is Europe's largest constituency with 96 seats in the European Parliament's 751 seat.

15:39 Local media in Belgium have said that the far-right and nationalist parties are at the forefront of the Flemish-speaking north, while the social party is leading the francofon's south. In Flanders, the nationalist N-VA party has lost some votes to the far right Vlaams Belang, but is still a little ahead. In Wallonia, the socialists were 27.2%, followed by Prime Minister Charles Michel's 20% median party.

15:22 The Austrian public broadcasting organization ORF has reported in the initial exits investigations that the latest scandals that closed the former right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache last week did nothing to dampen the party's support.

FPÖ was only down 2.2 points to 17.5%. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who is facing a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday, saw his People's Party (ÖVP) get 7.5% support, which clearly led it.

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