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Europe Faces a Continentwide Vote With National Implications

May 9, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Members of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU), including new CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (C), launch the allied conservative parties' campaign for the European elections in an event in Muenster on April 27, 2019.

Members of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU), including new CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (C), launch the allied conservative parties' campaign for the European elections in an event in Muenster on April 27, 2019. European parliamentary elections could determine the fates of a number of national governments on the Continent.

(TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Europeans will go to the ballot box later this month for a Continental vote that will also have big effects at home. Between May 23 and May 26, all members of the European Union will hold polls to elect lawmakers for the European Parliament. And while the elections will nominally...

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