Voting Begins in European Elections

The Hague, May 22 (QNA) – Millions of people will be casting a ballot later in the European election and local council polls in England and Northern Ireland.

It is the final big test of public opinion before 2015’s general election.

All 73 UK seats in the European Parliament – the EU’s only directly elected body – are up for grabs, along with 4,216 seats on local councils, nearly half of them in London, the (BBC) reported.

There are elections across the UK to the European Parliament on Thursday and elections to 161 councils in England and 11 in Northern Ireland.

Results for the local elections will come on Friday. Results for the European elections will be announced late on Sunday.

The last European elections took place in 2009. Voting will take place in the EU’s other 27 member states over the next four days, with 751 MEPs in total being chosen. Thursday sees voting take place in the Netherlands. (QNA)

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