EU set for election 'Super Sunday,' with far-right vote in spotlight

May 25th, 2014  
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Topic: EU set for election 'Super Sunday,' with far-right vote in spotlight

By Luke Baker BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European elections reach their culmination on "Super Sunday" when the remaining 20 of the EU's 28 countries go to the polls, with the vote expected to confirm the dominance of pro-European centrists despite a rise in support for the far-right and left. Germany, France, Spain and Poland are among the major EU member states voting on Sunday, representing the bulk of the 388 million Europeans eligible to cast ballots and elect the 751 deputies to sit in the European Parliament from 2014-2019. After years of economic crisis, rising unemployment and poor growth, many Europeans have come to question the wisdom of ever-closer EU integration and are expected to vote for Eurosceptic parties on the right or left promising radical changes. That would continue the trend of declining participation at every European election since the first direct poll was held in 1979.


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