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As Expected, EU Elections Result in a Fragmented Parliament

May 28, 2019 | 20:15 GMT
Stacks of ballot papers sit on a table during the count of the Dublin Constituency for the European Parliamentary elections at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, Ireland.

Stacks of ballot papers sit on a table during the count of the Dublin Constituency for the European Parliamentary elections at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, Ireland.

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The votes have been counted in Europe and the results are in. As expected, the European Parliament elections, which ran from May 23 to 26, resulted in a fragmented legislature in which the center-right European People's Party (EPP) and the center-right Socialists and Democrats (S&D) lost ground to emerging forces, including the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE), the Greens and the Euroskeptic Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF). Here are Stratfor's main takeaways of the vote. ...

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