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May 20, 2019

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EU fears voter apathy despite populist surge

EU fears voter apathy despite populist surge

Four days before Europe's 400 million potential voters are called to the polls, EU leaders hope to reverse the usual low turnout to avoid opening the door to eurosceptic forces.The European Parliament, that will be elected in votes across 28 nations between T

Dutch lead populist charge in EU elections

Dutch lead populist charge in EU elections

A flamboyant Dutch populist could open the floodgates for a tidal wave of eurosceptic and anti-immigration parties across the continent in this week's European Parliament elections.Classics-quoting climate sceptic Thierry Baudet founded the Forum for Democrac

Six months that will change the face of the EU

Six months that will change the face of the EU

This week's election of parliamentarians from 28 EU member states is the prelude to a complete overhaul of European institutions by the end of 2019.Here are the main steps to remember: - May 23 to 26 -The 2019 European Parliament election gets under way on Th

Why turnout has dropped in European elections

Why turnout has dropped in European elections

Voter turnout at European Parliament elections has dropped steadily over the years, hitting a record low of 43 percent at the last poll in 2014.Ahead of the May 23-26 elections for the European Union's assembly, here is an overview.- Staying away -In 1979, at

'Major malpractices' marred Hungary 2018 vote: rights group

'Major malpractices' marred Hungary 2018 vote:   rights group

Last year's election which got Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban a third term in power with a landslide parliamentary majority was marred by "major malpractice", a rights group said Saturday.Authored by Unhack Democracy Europe and published on the OpenD

Uttar Pradesh: the key prize in India's election

Uttar Pradesh: the key prize in India's election

If Uttar Pradesh were a country, it would be one of the world's most populous. And this poverty-striken northern melting pot of over 200 million people is the biggest prize in India's election ending on Sunday.Uttar Pradesh (UP) has 80 parliamentary seats, t