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A bumpy road ahead: What these election results mean for Europe

It is not just in Britain that these EU elections took on immense significance

By Georgina Wright  

Counting gets underway is Weisbaden, Germany. Photo: Andreas Arnold/DPA/PA Images

In the UK the European Parliament elections were about Brexit and as a consequence took on immense importance. But in the rest of the EU this election was widely perceived as the most important EU election in the last 20 years: in the end, some 50.5 per cent of eligible voters chose to cast their vote to elect the 751 MEPs—significantly up on the usual turnout. The results show a more fragmented and polarised EU. Here are some immediate…

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