In Great Britain there is a gigantic counting operation going on, as the European election votes are added to what is expected to be a sensational victory for the Brexit party.
Millions of filled ballot boxes have now been emptied with polls that predict that Nigel Farage's hardline-euro-skeptic movement will soak up the two regular parties, whose voting share is about to collapse.
The first results will be announced after 10 p.m. when polling stations in Italy – the last EU country to vote – close and there is no risk that the outcome in Britain will influence how other countries cast their votes.
Forecasts show that the turnout has increased to 38 percent, an increase of two percent over 2014, and suggests that the Brexit party will send the largest number of MEPs back to Brussels.
These elections were not intended to take place in the UK, but the delay in the Brexit departure date meant that Britain was obliged to send a new group of politicians to the EU parliament.
A British election forecast set the Brexit party for the projected MEP draw at 24, followed by the Lib Dems at 15 and Labor at 14.
And it is a bad night for the ruling conservative party that is likely to get a beating and brings back only 10 MEPs – nine from 2014.
Millions of ballot boxes filled with polls predicting that Nigel Farage's hardline-euro-skeptic movement will demolish the two regular parties whose vote is in danger of falling (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire pictured)
Counting starts for the East Midlands region when the European Parliament elections are held in the Kettering Conference Center
Election staff who make piles of ballot papers count towards the European elections
The Brexit party of Nigel Farage is expected to dominate the elections and take away the votes of the Tory voters. Pictured: staff counts votes in Birmingham
Countdown: The announcement of the results is only a few hours away, as the staff starts counting at the International Convention Center in Birmingham
Ballot papers for The Brexit Party are collected as the counting begins for the East Midlands region
The counting of votes for the European elections starts at the Edinburgh International Conference Center
The latest poll for the British voted Farage's Brexit party at 37%, Lib Dems in second place at 19, Labor at 13%, the Greens at 12% and the Conservatives in the fifth at 7%.
Farage has also become a & # 39; king maker & # 39; mentioned in the leadership struggle of the Conservative Party.
The leader of the Brexit party claimed that leading hopers would have to earn their support if they wanted to have a chance to win.
What happens if a polling stops throughout Europe?
How and when are the votes counted and when do we get a glimpse of the outcome of the European elections?
4:00 AM: Exit polls from Germany should give some clues as to who is in charge, as it is the largest country in Europe
6:00 am: Further exit polls from Spain and France will follow, resulting in a clearer picture
7:00 am: The European Parliament publishes an initial projection for all seats based on exit polls in 12 countries. After 7 p.m. the results from Poland will be recorded as soon as they are available
9 HOURS & # 39; S EVENING: Another projection will be published once the votes have been counted in Italy
10:15 am: Preliminary results expected from the European Parliament
Monday, May 27: Parties discuss results, with the leaders of the four pro EU groups meeting in the evening to reach an agreement on one of their own appointed EU directors
Tuesday, May 28: The Conference of Presidents of Parliament meets & # 39; in the morning
03:00: National leaders meet in Brussels to discuss their next step
He told Fox News that the new prime minister should accept the Brexit policy of a Brexit without a deal.
He boasted that his success in the European Parliament elections would place him as a great maker in the heated competition.
& # 39; On Sunday evening we get the results of the European elections. The conservative party receives less than 10 percent of the votes.
& # 39; The Brexit party that I founded six weeks ago is expected to be at the top with 35 percent.
& # 39; Whoever the conservatives choose, whether it is Boris or not, without my support they will not win the next election. & # 39;
According to estimates by Number Cruncher Politics UK, the national turnout increased by around 38 percent.
Some of the strongest increases were the cases in which the Green Party performed best in 2014, but it also seemed that the turnout in Labor areas was worse.
The Number Cruncher Politics analysis shows where people stand up to vote and also revealed that the turnout was weakest in areas where UKIP was strongest in 2014.
& # 39; Most UKIP voters in 2014 will have voted for someone else this time, but this may be less good news for the Brexit party (although it is clear that this does not mean they will not win) & # 39 ;
It also stated that the pattern was not clear when it came to the strengths of the conservatives.
Other people throughout Europe were also depicted with their voices today, including Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Commission, who was shown in Luxembourg earlier today.
Exit polls from Germany should take place within an hour, which gives a clear indication of who has the majority, with the fact that this is the largest country in Europe.
On Friday the votes were counted upside down to measure the turnout, but tonight they are officially added and stacked by a party
Ballot papers are counted in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Wales represents one of the 12 & # 39; s regions into which the British electorate is divided
Volunteers are starting to adjust the ballot papers in Sunderland, which is part of the umbrella region in the northeast. A forecast by the election committee this evening set the MEP distance projected by the Brexit party at 24, followed by the Lib Dems at 15 and Labor at 14
After all votes have been counted, the conversation will continue until Tuesday next week, when all leaders will meet in Brussels for dinner.
They will discuss their next move in the course of the dinner that will be attended by leaders from the 28 states.
It is likely that they will stand up to appoint people who are pro-EU and in line with their current values.
Number Crunch UK said: & # 39; A slight (albeit weak) positive correlation between the last-minute Tory strength and switch-change – but of course they can vote for the Brexit party or Lib Dems.
People all over Europe continue to go to the polls today with the party representative of the Five Star Movement, Stefano Buffagni, who is voting in a polling station this morning.
This is while Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was portrayed in Pozuelo de Alorcon who voiced his voice.
Opposition leader Ska Keller, for the Green Party in Germany, was also out early this morning to cast her vote in Berlin.
When he was in Romanian, President Klaus Johannis was depicted in Bucharest, as was the former Attorney General of the Anti-Corruption Department, Laira Codruta Kovesi.
Farage & # 39; s former party Ukip – which won the last European elections in 2014 – is likely to be hammered and unable to return one of their MEPs.
Each counting station will be chaired by a returning official who will pass on the result to the regional returning official for the announcement.
But while some smaller regions announce the results on Sunday evening and in the early hours of Monday, the larger and sparsely populated regions will probably still count the next day.
In the UK there are 12 electoral regions: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, East Midlands, East, London, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber.
These regions will return a total of 73 MEPs, who will sit in the 751-strong European Parliament in Brussels.
The size of the Parliament is intended to be reduced to 705 in the 2019-2024 legislature after 46 of the seats in the UK have been removed after Brexit and the remainder is distributed among unrepresented countries.
During June the elected candidates will negotiate to form political groups to sit in Parliament, before starting their new ninth term on 2 July.
The European Parliament is the legislative body of the European Union that votes on laws proposed by the non-elected Commission.
Because the UK was originally intended to leave the block on March 29, the European elections were only planned at the last minute that the departing Prime Minister Theresa May could not push her Brexit deal through the Commons.
It is because more and more Tory MPs continue to announce their bid for the hot seat.
With Michael Gove now also his candidacy for the position announced with a veiled attack on old rival and front runner Boris Johnson.
In what was seen as a sting in the former mayor, the environment minister claimed that he was more & # 39; capable & # 39; and said the next leader cannot only respect the voice & # 39; & # 39; but it must have the & # 39; resources to deliver it & # 39 ;.
The leadership game of the Conservative Party has redrawn old battle lines, while Michael Gove announced his candidacy by making a cunning sting against Boris Johnson.
In what has been seen as a sting in the former London mayor (photo), the environment minister said that the next leader cannot only respect the Brexit vote & # 39; but also & # 39; has the means to achieve it & # 39;
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