Key takeaways from the 2024 EU parliament elections

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the European Union parliament elections. Voters cast ballots in two dozen languages in 27 countries with scores of different campaign issues.

So here’s a look at what happened in some key countries in the June 6-9 elections for a new European Parliament.


This was the biggest bombshell of Europe’s mass election night: President Emmanuel Macron’s moderate pro-business party was so badly trounced by the far-right party of Marine Le Pen in the EU vote that he called a snap legislative election in France.

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