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Euro election at a glance 3/6/09

DAY IN A NUTSHELL

Less than 24 hours before polling stations open in the UK another cabinet minister, Hazel Blears, says she is resigning. The communities secretary's move follows Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's resignation, fuelling speculation that Labour may be heading for an election rout.

The French government is investigating how Carlos the Jackal, serving a life sentence for killings in the 1970s, managed to phone controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala to voice his support during a campaign rally. Mr Dieudonne, who stands accused of anti-Semitism, heads the Anti-Zionist List in the election. Carlos - real name Ilich Ramirez Sanchez - earned international notoriety for assassinations and kidnappings.

DAILY QUOTE

Astronaut Frank De Winne: "Europe looks united from up here"

"Europe looks united and great from up here!... The fact that I will become the European commander of the International Space Station is a perfect example of what Europeans can achieve when they all work together."

(Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, in video clip urging Europeans to vote, broadcast by European Parliament.)

NEWS IN NUMBERS

The European Parliament has 2,582 friends on the MySpace social networking website. US rap star Eminem has 1,224,610 friends on MySpace, and pop icon Madonna 494,645.

DAILY PICTURE

Election poster at European Parliament, Brussels
European Parliament in Brussels: But for many voters energy is not the issue.



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MEP Seats

  Votes MEPs
Party % +/- % Total +/-
EPP 33.4 -1.4 264 -18
Socialists 23.2 -4.1 183 -26
Liberal 11.0 +1.6 84 +5
Green 7.4 +1.3 50 +9
Left 5.3 -0.6 34 -2
UEN 3.4 +1.6 28 +2
Ind/Dem 2.7 -1.8 21 -15
No Group 13.6 +3.4 72 +3.4
0 of 27 countries declared.

UK Total MEP Seats

Party Votes MEPs
% +/- % Total +/-
CON 27.7 1.0 *26 1
UKIP 16.5 0.3 13 1
LAB 15.7 -6.9 13 -5
LD 13.7 -1.2 11 1
GRN 8.6 2.4 2 0
BNP 6.2 1.3 2 2
SNP 2.1 0.7 2 0
PC 0.8 -0.1 1 0
OTH 8.5 2.4 0 0
SF 1 0
DUP 1 0
72 of 72 seats declared. Vote share figures exclude Northern Ireland as it has a separate electoral system to the rest of the UK
* Includes UCUNF MEP elected in Northern Ireland
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