Voting is underway in European Parliament elections that began on Thursday and are expected to last into the weekend.
CGTN”s Gerald Tan explains the importance of the European body and how it works.
Some of the main issues on this year’s ballot are Brexit, rise of the far-right, immigration and climate change. CGTN’s Mariam Zaidi reports.
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- Roland Tichy is Editor in Chief of Tichy’s Einblick.
- Paul Hockenos is a journalist and author.
- Geraint Johnes is a professor of Economics at Lancaster University.
Far-right parties in Spain, France and Belgium are fielding ultra-young candidates, hope the demographic will respond with votes. https://t.co/mKPUDvTsTr
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 16, 2019
European parliament elections: The Brexit effect https://t.co/2N3lnQ31xw
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 22, 2019