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Le Pen wins most votes in France during European Parliament election

Pro-presidential En Marche! is a runner-up, coming very close to the winner
09:31, 27 May 2019

Associated Press

Rassemblement National, the party of far-right French politician Marine Le Pen won most of the votes in France during the 2019 European Parliament elections. Reuters reported that, referring to the released results.

'The French people have sent a very clear message and a lesson in humility to Macron. It’s him and his politics that have been rejected', said Jordan Bardella, the press secretary of Le Pen's party. 

Related: European Parliament election results released

Elabe think-tank's poll results say that Rassemblement National, previously known as the National Front, won 23.6% of the vote, a bit more than one point higher than that scored by Emmanuel Macron’s La Republique En Marche, 22.4%. 

The French 'greens' claimed 12.8 percent, while the Republicans came fourth, with 8.3.

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In total, 427 million people have the right to vote in 28 EU member states. So, this is the second largest election in the world after the Indian one.

All in all, EU citizens elected 751 MPs. For each of the 28 member states, a clear number of places in the EU is reserved. Most of them are in Germany (96), France (74), Italy and Great Britain (73 each). Small countries, like Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta, have only six deputies each.

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