Where was turnout the highest and lowest at the EU elections

first_imgThe results of the 2019 European Elections showed that voters prefer alternatives such as the greens, liberals and far right instead of the main centre-right and centre-left parties that have dominated European Parliament for the last 40 years.Italy, the UK and France saw populist victories with Marine le Pen’s National Rally narrowly beating Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche, a symbolic victory. One of the most notable aspects of the election was that voter turnout soared to a 20-year high.Provisional turnout was 50.95 per cent, the highest level since 1994. Turnout had been dropping steadily since 1979 with drops from 62 per cent that year to 42.6 per cent in 2014. Analysts are attributing the high turnout to increased support for populist parties.READ MORE: Greek voters apathetic on EU ElectionsAccording to the EP’s website, Belgium had the highest provisional voter turnout at 89 per cent, ahead of Luxembourg’s 84 per cent.Source: statistica Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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