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European voters punish the left

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The far-right British National Party has gained its first two MEPs, while across Europe it was a good night for the centre right in the EU elections.

The parliament's 736 seats were up for grabs. Preliminary figures suggest the lowest-ever turnout, at 43.55%.

Alix Kroeger reports.

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