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The real winners


Over 200 million citizens headed for ballot boxes in twenty eight countries, a record turnout of over 50% (+ 8 points), no revolution: the May elections haven't turned Europe on its head

Katharina Schulze, the leader of Germany's Green Party celebrating the electoral results. REUTERS/Andreas

Over 200 million citizens headed for ballot boxes in twenty eight countries, a record turnout of over 50% (+ 8 points), no revolution: the May elections haven’t turned Europe on its head

This article is also published in the July/August issue of eastwest.

As expected, for once, the outcome perfectly matched the poll forecasts, the traditional people’s party and the socialist, who have ruled the EU forever, lost their absolute majority.

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