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2009-06-07

Europe

Sarkozy wins against the tide

Whilst other national governments reel from a drubbing in the polls, Nicolas Sarkozy and his ruling Conservative party, (the UMP – Union for a

Whilst other national governments reel from a drubbing in the polls, Nicolas Sarkozy and his ruling Conservative party, (the UMP – Union for a

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Northern lights dimmed by rise of the far-right

Scandanavian nations, for so long held up as examples of tolerant and successful left-leaning societies had mixed fortunes in the European elections

Scandanavian nations, for so long held up as examples of tolerant and successful left-leaning societies had mixed fortunes in the European elections

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Spanish voters shift to the right

the Spanish conservative party has narrowly beaten the ruling socialist party in the European Parliament elections, according to exit polls. In terms

the Spanish conservative party has narrowly beaten the ruling socialist party in the European Parliament elections, according to exit polls. In terms

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Dutch animal-lovers and Swedish Pirates win parliament seats

Dutch animal-lovers turned out to vote for the Dutch Animals Protection party in the European Parliament elections.  The party won 3.5% of the Dutch

Dutch animal-lovers turned out to vote for the Dutch Animals Protection party in the European Parliament elections.  The party won 3.5% of the Dutch

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Benelux: extreme right advances in The Netherlands

The extreme right party the PVV (The People’s Freedom Party), led by Geert Wilders, has polled 17% in The Netherlands coming second in the European

The extreme right party the PVV (The People’s Freedom Party), led by Geert Wilders, has polled 17% in The Netherlands coming second in the European

Europe

Sarkozy wins against the tide

Whilst other national governments reel from a drubbing in the polls, Nicolas Sarkozy and his ruling Conservative party, (the UMP – Union for a

Whilst other national governments reel from a drubbing in the polls, Nicolas Sarkozy and his ruling Conservative party, (the UMP – Union for a

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EU election: low turnout confirmed in France

As expected, turnout for the European vote has been low in France, with only an estimated one third of the electorate going to the polls. The

As expected, turnout for the European vote has been low in France, with only an estimated one third of the electorate going to the polls. The

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Regional vote to change Belgium's political scene

As well as electing their representatives to the next European parliament, Belgians were also being called to vote in crucial regional elections

As well as electing their representatives to the next European parliament, Belgians were also being called to vote in crucial regional elections

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Centre right and protest parties win

Centre right parties are doing well in the EU elections, voters in France, Italy, Spain and Germany handing good results to centre right parties in

Centre right parties are doing well in the EU elections, voters in France, Italy, Spain and Germany handing good results to centre right parties in

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Germany votes centre right

The Christian Democrats and the Bavarian Christian Democrats are celebrating having jointly won 38% of the vote to elect a new European Parliament

The Christian Democrats and the Bavarian Christian Democrats are celebrating having jointly won 38% of the vote to elect a new European Parliament

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Opposition parties clean up in Greece, Cyprus, & Malta

The ruling party in Greece has lost ground in the elections for the European Parliament as voters punish the national government for perceived

The ruling party in Greece has lost ground in the elections for the European Parliament as voters punish the national government for perceived

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EU's two newest members vote with little enthusiasm

Bulgaria’s European election was overshadowed by allegations of vote-buying, at 20 euros a pop reported state radio. It was estimated parties gave

Bulgaria’s European election was overshadowed by allegations of vote-buying, at 20 euros a pop reported state radio. It was estimated parties gave

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Mixed fortunes in Central Europe

The centre-right People’s party has polled 29.7 of the vote in the Austrian elections for the European Parliament. This is down from the last

The centre-right People’s party has polled 29.7 of the vote in the Austrian elections for the European Parliament. This is down from the last

Europe

Germany votes centre right

The Christian Democrats and the Bavarian Christian Democrats are celebrating having jointly won 38% of the vote to elect a new European Parliament

The Christian Democrats and the Bavarian Christian Democrats are celebrating having jointly won 38% of the vote to elect a new European Parliament

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Brazilian Army recovers more bodies from crashed Air France airbus

The Brazilian army says it has recovered three more bodies from the Air France airbus crash, and that a number of other bodies have been seen, but

The Brazilian army says it has recovered three more bodies from the Air France airbus crash, and that a number of other bodies have been seen, but

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Regional vote in Belgium set to change political scene

As Belgium, too, goes to the polls to elect a new European parliament, it also faces regional elections which analysts believe could change the

As Belgium, too, goes to the polls to elect a new European parliament, it also faces regional elections which analysts believe could change the

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Turnout key to German result

The European election in Germany mobilises the EU’s biggest electorate returning the biggest number of MEPs to the European parliament, and as such

The European election in Germany mobilises the EU’s biggest electorate returning the biggest number of MEPs to the European parliament, and as such

Europe

EU election: final day of voting

It’s the final day of voting in Europe, where citizens are being called to elect their representatives in the new European parliament. Voting

It’s the final day of voting in Europe, where citizens are being called to elect their representatives in the new European parliament. Voting

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Lebanon looks for a new balance of power

The Lebanese are voting in parliamentary elections with the governing coalition awaiting the results nervously as it seeks to fend off a strong

The Lebanese are voting in parliamentary elections with the governing coalition awaiting the results nervously as it seeks to fend off a strong

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Lebanon votes on future political direction

The polls have opened in Lebanon in the country’s crucial parliamentary elections. Shi’ite Hezbollah and its allies – supported by Iran and Syria –

The polls have opened in Lebanon in the country’s crucial parliamentary elections. Shi’ite Hezbollah and its allies – supported by Iran and Syria –

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Slow start in Italy's European poll

The second day of Italy’s two-day European ballot and candidates will be hoping for a better turnout. Official figures show that fewer than 17

The second day of Italy’s two-day European ballot and candidates will be hoping for a better turnout. Official figures show that fewer than 17

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Europe decides in parliamentary poll

European Parliamentary elections culminate today as the final 19 of the European Union’s 27 countries go to the polls. By tonight the political

European Parliamentary elections culminate today as the final 19 of the European Union’s 27 countries go to the polls. By tonight the political

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Two bodies recovered from doomed jet

A huge air search in the Atlantic is continuing after two bodies from the crashed Air France flight 447 were found yesterday. The remains are thought

A huge air search in the Atlantic is continuing after two bodies from the crashed Air France flight 447 were found yesterday. The remains are thought

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Bulgaria keeps one eye on domestic poll in EU vote

Bulgarians are viewing today’s European elections as a dress rehearsal for the country’s own parliamentary poll next month. Campaigning among the

Bulgarians are viewing today’s European elections as a dress rehearsal for the country’s own parliamentary poll next month. Campaigning among the