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Tags: EU | European Elections

Europe's Voters Elect New Parliament as Nationalism Mounts

Europe's Voters Elect New Parliament as Nationalism Mounts

Sunday, 26 May 2019 12:38 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians are voting in the European Parliament elections after a series of scandals overshadowed the debate on key issues of the EU's future.

Voters on Sunday are casting ballots for their country's 17 seats in the 751-member European Parliament. The vote is seen as a test for the center-right party of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, which suffered a setback after senior officials were involved in corruption scandals.

Latest surveys show only three parties, belonging to mainstream European political groups, passing the election threshold — the ruling GERB party, the Socialist party, and the liberal MRF.

Projections suggest the nationalist and far-right vote will be split between several smaller parties, which could prevent them from capturing seats in the EU legislature.

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Bulgarians are voting in the European Parliament elections after a series of scandals overshadowed the debate on key issues of the EU's future.Voters on Sunday are casting ballots for their country's 17 seats in the 751-member European Parliament. The vote is seen as a test...
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