Europe votes -- EP elections 2009

More than 375 million eligible voters living in the EU's 27 member states will choose their representatives for the European Parliament, one of the three main decision-making bodies of the Union. MEPs are elected every five years. The vote this week is the largest trans-national election ever held.

Features

Unlikely winners turn up in Romania's EP election

12/06/2009

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Critics mock and sympathizers defend President Traian Basescu's daughter, a model who has now won an EP seat.
Opposition, small parties reap rewards at poll

09/06/2009

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Balkan voters gave a thumbs-down to ruling parties in an election marred by record-low turnout.
Cyprus ready to hit the EP polls

05/06/2009

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A large voter turnout is expected in Cyprus, as well as in 33 polling stations abroad.
Romanians wary of second EP election

04/06/2009

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While President Traian Basescu is urging citizens to vote Sunday, many say the European Parliament election hasn't struck a chord with them.
Opposition favoured in Bulgarian vote

03/06/2009

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Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov's GERB party heads into Sunday's EP vote as the frontrunner, outpacing the Socialists and three other contenders.
Gap narrows in Greece's EP campaign

02/06/2009

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Greece's beleaguered ruling party hopes to score a come-from-behind victory against the leftist opposition.
Poll suggests interest in EP elections on rise

29/05/2009

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Voter turnout in next week's European Parliamentary elections is likely to be much higher than expected, according to a survey conducted this month.
Many Europeans unaware of EP's role, survey finds

04/05/2009

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A Eurobarometer survey found considerable voter apathy concerning the upcoming EP elections, as well as a widespread lack of knowledge about MEPs' contribution to decision-making in the bloc.

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