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Italy and the rest of Europe are heading to the polls on Sunday to vote in the European Elections 2019. The three major political forces competing are the Northern League, the Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party.

Polling stations opened at 7:00 and close at 23:00 local time.

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Event
European Elections 2019
Location
Italy
Event status
Finished
Adrian Waters
May 27, 2019
14:14

The counting of the votes in every polling booth in Italy has ended. 

Here are the results:

 

Lega (League): 34.33%

Partito Democratico (Democratic Party): 22.69%

Movimento Cinque Stelle (Five Star Movement): 17.07%

Forza Italia (Berlusconi's Party): 8.79%

Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy): 6.46 %

+Europa-Italia in Comune-PDE Italia: 3.09%

Turnout (including the number of Italians who reside in the other 27 EU member states): 54.50%

Source: Ministero dell'Interno (Italian Interior Ministry)

Riccardo Venturi
May 27, 2019
0:19
? 3rd Projection / Estimated Seats - Italy (46%)
 
Northern League: 34,1% / 28
Democratic Party: 22,00 % / 18
Five Star Movement: 18,00 % / 15
Forza Italia: 8,5 % / 6
Brothers of Italy: 6,4 % / 5
 
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Source: La7 TV
Riccardo Venturi
May 27, 2019
0:00

Salvini's statement after the Northern League victory: "Thanks to who's up there, who helped Italy and Europe to find hope. It's about the future of a country and of a whole continent. Millions of Italians gave us a historic mission: that of putting the rights of the family at the center. Now we are the first party in both the North and the South. Le Pen is the first in France, Farage in England: it's the sign of a changing Europe, a Europe tired of multinational companies and elites. Thanks to the Italians who supported us against everyone and everything. But the government allies are friends, so from tomorrow we start working again. Austerity and unemployement cannot make sense anymore."

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:45

The results for Italy so far:

 

Lega (League): 33.14%

Partito Democratico (Democratic Party): 23.81%

Movimento Cinque Stelle (Five Star Movement): 16.80%

Forza Italia (Berlusconi's party): 7.78% 

Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy): 5.73%

+Europa (More Europe): 3.49%

Source: ANSA

 

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
23:41

European Elections Result Projection by Politico

 

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
23:23
? 2nd ITALY RESULT PROJECTION (18%):
 
Northern League: 33,1 %
Democratic Party: 21,7 %
Five Star Movement: 19,0 %
Forza Italia: 8,5 %
Brothers of Italy: 6,3 %
 
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Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:20

The results for Slovenia have been announced:

 

SDS +SLS (EPP) 26.43 percent = three seats

SD (S&D) 18.64 percent = two seats

LMŠ (ALDE) 15.58 percent = two seats

NSi (EPP) 11.07 percent = one seat.

Source: Politico

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:20

The results for Slovenia have been announced:

 

 

SDS +SLS (EPP) 26.43 percent = three seats

SD (S&D) 18.64 percent = two seats

LMŠ (ALDE) 15.58 percent = two seats

NSi (EPP) 11.07 percent = one seat.

Source: Politico

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:20

The results for Slovenia have been announced:

SDS +SLS (EPP) 26.43 percent = three seats

SD (S&D) 18.64 percent = two seats

LMŠ (ALDE) 15.58 percent = two seats

NSi (EPP) 11.07 percent = one seat.

Source: Politico

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:14

Results for the London region (UK)

 

Liberal Democrats (ALDE): 3 seats.

Labour Party (S&D): 2 seats 

The Brexit Party: 2 seats

Green Party of England and Wales: 1 seat

Source: BBC News

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:14

Results for the London region (UK)

Liberal Democrats (ALDE): 3 seats.

Labour Party (S&D): 2 seats 

The Brexit Party: 2 seats

Green Party of England and Wales: 1 seat

Source: BBC News

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:04

The Cypriot Electoral commissioner has announced the names of the MEPs that will represent Cyprus:

 

 

DISY (EPP)- Loukas Fourlas, Lefteris Christoforou.

AKEL (Party of the European Left)- Giorgos Georgiou, Niyazi Kızılyürek

DIKO (S&D)- Costas Mavrides 

EDEK (S&D)- Demetris Papadakis 

Source: Europe Elects

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
23:04

The Cypriot Electoral commissioner has announced the names of the MEPs that will represent Cyprus:

DISY (EPP)- Loukas Fourlas, Lefteris Christoforou.

AKEL (Party of the European Left)- Giorgos Georgiou, Niyazi Kızılyürek

DIKO (S&D)- Costas Mavrides 

EDEK (S&D)- Demetris Papadakis 

Source: Europe Elects

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
23:03
? 1st ITALY RESULT PROJECTION (13%)
 
Northern League: 32 %
Democratic Party: 21,7 %
Five Star Movement: 19,5 %
Forza Italia: 8,6 %
Brothers of Italy: 6,2 %
 
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Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:59

Results from the East of England:

 

The Brexit Party: 3 seats.

The Liberal Democrats (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe): 2 seats

Green Party of England and Wales (European Green Party): 1 seat

The Conservative Party (European Conservatives and Reformists): 1 seat

Source: BBC

 

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:59

Results from the East of England:

 

The Brexit Party: 3 seats.

The Liberal Democrats: 2 seats

Green Party of England and Wales: 1 seat

The Conservative Party: 1 seat

Source: BBC

 

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:59

Results from the East of England:

The Brexit Party: 3 seats.

The Liberal Democrats: 2 seats

Green Party of England and Wales: 1 seat

The Conservative Party: 1 seat

Source: BBC

 

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:57

Rai/Opinio 2nd exit poll for Italy:

Lega (League): 27-31%

PD: 21-25%

M5S: 18.5-22.5%

Forza Italia: 8-12%

Fratelli d'Italia: 5-7%

+Europa: 2.5-4.5%

La Sinistra: 1-3%

Europa Verde: 1-3%

 

Source: Europe Elects

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:47

These are the MEPs for Estonia:

M. Kaljurand – (SDE-S&D) 65 559 votes
A. Ansip – (R-ALDE) 41 006 votes
U. Paet – (R-ALDE) 30 010 votes
Y. Toom – (K-ALDE) 27 003 votes
J. Madison – (EKRE-ENF) 22 823 votes

R. Terras – (I-EPP) 21 474 votes

S. Mikser – (SDE-S&D) 2 886 votes

Source: Europe Elects

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:35

First results from the UK:

The Brexit Party (led by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage) has gained two seats in the North East of England, while the Labour Party only has one.

It is estimated that the turnout in Britain was 37%.

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:35

First results from the UK:

The Brexit Party (led by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage) has gained two seats in the North East of England, while the Labour Party only has one.

It is estimated that the turnout was 37%.

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:23

The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap general election in the wake of his party (Syriza) won only 24 % of the vote, while the centre-right opposition party New democracy gained 33 %. 

The likely date for these early elections is Sunday 30th June.

Source: Politico, Ekathimerini English

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:23

The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap general election in the wake of his party (Syriza) won only 24 % of the vote, while the centre-right opposition party gained 33 %. 

The likely date for these early elections is Sunday 30th June.

Source: Politico, Ekathimerini English

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:16

First partial results from Slovenia after 98.26% of votes have been counted:

 

SDS-EPP: 26.48% (3 seats)

SD-S&D: 18.57 % (2 seats)

LMŠ-ALDE: 15.61% (2 seats)

NSi-EPP: 11.10% (1 seat)

Source: Europe Elects

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
22:10

Exit poll Opinio for Italy:

 

Lega (League): 27-31%

Partito Democratico (Democratic Party): 21-25%

Movimento Cinque Stelle (Five Star Movement): 18.5-22.5%

Forza Italia (Berlusconi's party): 8-13.2%

Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy): 5-7%

Source: ANSA

 

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
22:06
?  EXIT POLLS ITALY:
 
Northern League: 26,5 - 29,5 %
Democratic Party: 21,0 - 24,0 %
Five Star Movement: 20,0 - 23,0 %
Forza Italia: 9,0 - 11,0 %
Brothers of Italy: 5,0 - 7,0 %
Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
19:53

Exit poll for Denmark:

 

Social Democrats: 23.6%

Liberals: 20.6%

Socialist People’s Party: 13%

Danish People’s Party: 11.8% (versus 26.6% in 2014)

Danish Social Liberal Party: 9.7%

Red Green Alliance: 6.7%

Conservative People’s Party: 5.6%

The Alternative: 3.7%

Source: Politico

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
19:48

Exit poll for Romania:

PNL-EPP: 25.8% (-4%) 
PSD-S&D: 25.8% (-12%) 
A2020-ALDE: 23.9% (+23.9%) 
PRO-S&D: 5.7% (+5.7%) 
UDMR-EPP: 5.4% (-1%) 
PMP-EPP: 5.2% (-1%) 
ALDE-ALDE: 4.9% (+4.9%)

+/- vs. 2014 election result

Source: Europe Elects

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
19:42

Exit poll for Spain:

 

PSOE-Socialists & Democrats (S&D): 28.4%

PP-European People's Party (EPP): 17.3%

Cs-Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE): 14.2%

Unidas Podemos-GUE/NGL: 11.8%

Vox: 8.2 %

Ahora Republicas: 3.5%

Source: Europe Elects

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
19:19

The 51% turnout across all the 28 member states of the European Union is the highest registered since 1994.

 

Source: European Parliament

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
18:38

Exit polls in France: Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National should be in front, between 23% and 25%. Emmanuel Macron's list Reinassance should rank second, between 19% and 22% of the votes.

 

Source: Le Soir

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
18:33

Italy registered a 41,92% turnout at 19:00, higher figure to that of 2014.

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
17:43

Exit poll for Greece

 

New Democracy-European People's Party: 34%

SYRIZA-Party of the European Left: 27%

KINAL-Socialists & Democrats: 8%

XA-Non-Inscrits: 6%

KKE-Non-Inscrits: 6%

EL: 4%

MeRA25: 4%

EK-Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe: 2%

ANEL-European Conservatives & Reformists: 2%

Potami-Socialists & Democrats: 2%

Source: Europe Elects.

This exit poll confirms the opinion polls which placed the centre-right New Democracy ahead of Syriza (Source: Politico). 

Adrian Waters
May 26, 2019
17:43

Exit poll for Greece

New Democracy-European People's Party: 34%

SYRIZA-Party of the European Left: 27%

KINAL-Socialists & Democrats: 8%

XA-Non-Inscrits: 6%

KKE-Non-Inscrits: 6%

EL: 4%

MeRA25: 4%

EK-Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe: 2%

ANEL-European Conservatives & Reformists: 2%

Potami-Socialists & Democrats: 2%

Source: Europe Elects.

This exit poll confirms the opinion polls which placed the centre-right New Democracy ahead of Syriza (Source: Politico). 

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
17:29

Turnout at 6pm:

  • Spain: 48.54% (34.07% in 2014)
  • Romania: 43% (26.52% in 2014)

Source: Europe Elects

 

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
17:12

Exit polls in Germany: Merkel's CDU wins with the 28% of the votes and the Greens boom at 22%. All-time low for the Socialdemocrats (15%), while the eurosceptic right-wing AfD reaches 10%.

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
16:38

Many countries in Europe, especially Spain, Germany, France and Poland, have so far recorded a higher turnout compared to 2014. Italy remains stable at 16% (12:00).

 

France: 43,49% (17:00)

Germany: 29,4% (14:00)

Spain: 34,71% (14:00)

 

Sources: Politico, La Vanguardia

Riccardo Venturi
May 26, 2019
15:06

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