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Thu May 16, 2019, 05:52 AM

How does voting work in European elections? (BBC)

More than 400 million people are eligible to vote in this month's European Parliament elections, in one of the biggest democratic exercises in the world. So how do you hold a vote in 28 different countries under a whole host of different rules?

In the last election in 2014, 168,818,151 people took part, with a turnout of just over 40%, and five million ballots were spoiled. That makes it bigger than the US presidential vote, though not even close to the size of India's election, which is the largest.

This year's elections will take place on four days with three voting systems, but it will all come together thanks to a set of common principles- and the willingness of member states to tweak their national election rules to suit.

Here's how it all works... (see at link):


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