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Party alliance with von der Leyen clearly forward

The lead candidate for the European Commission and current President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leye

The lead candidate for the European Commission and present President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Photo

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Europe is voting – and based on preliminary estimates, the social gathering alliance with Ursula von der Leyen has turn into the winner of the election. Another group is more likely to endure vital losses.

According to a primary official forecast by the European Parliament, the centre-right EPP alliance with German lead candidate Ursula von der Leyen has clearly received the European elections. The CDU politician can subsequently hope for a second time period as President of the EU Commission, regardless of sturdy positive factors by far-right events.

According to the pattern revealed shortly earlier than 7 p.m., round 176 of the 720 seats within the new European Parliament might be up for grabs.

Compared to the 2019 European elections, it stays secure. Ursula von der Leyen can subsequently hope for one more time period as President of the EU Commission. The figures had been primarily based on surveys and projections. Right-wing events are subsequently more likely to acquire probably the most general.

Greens lose considerably

The second strongest camp within the new parliament stays the Social Democrats, who might win round 134 seats – barely lower than 5 years in the past. They are adopted by the Liberals, who’re forecast to slide to 87 seats (-15), and the 2 present right-wing populist social gathering alliances, ECR and ID, with 78 and 70 seats respectively. Together they’ll acquire round 30 seats. The German AfD – which based on the primary projections has gained a number of seats – is counted among the many non-attached events, because it was excluded from the ID group shortly earlier than the European elections. According to the information, the Greens are shedding considerably and can find yourself with effectively underneath 60 seats.

Head-to-head race within the Netherlands

The Netherlands had already voted on Thursday, with a red-green electoral alliance in a neck-and-neck race with the unconventional right-wing social gathering of populist Geert Wilders. Close behind is the right-liberal VVD.

In Austria, the right-wing FPÖ is ready to win the European elections. According to a pattern forecast revealed because the polling stations closed, the right-wing populists are forward of the social democratic SPÖ and the conservative ÖVP with 27 %. Austria may have 20 of the longer term 720 members of the European Parliament.

In Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis's Nea Demokratia social gathering is anticipated to be the strongest social gathering with round 30 %, based on preliminary figures. Syriza – the social gathering that ruled underneath Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras through the extreme monetary disaster from 2010 to 2018 – is anticipated to obtain round 17 %.

In the smallest EU nation, Malta, the social democratic ruling social gathering Labour has suffered vital losses based on preliminary outcomes. It might acquire three of the six Maltese seats in parliament, whereas the conservative opposition social gathering Nationalist Party can anticipate two to a few seats.

Further estimates had been anticipated later within the night. According to the European Parliament's schedule, corresponding figures from Denmark, France and Spain had been resulting from be out there between 8:15 and eight:45 p.m. About an hour later, at round 9:15 p.m., calculations from Poland, Portugal, Romania and Sweden had been anticipated.

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