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With far-right topping Dutch polls, EU elections could see Eurosceptics take the lead

All eyes will be on the Netherlands and its exit polls Thursday night, where young and charismatic Thierry Baudet, leader of new far-right party — with plenty of controversial statements to his name — is hoping to gain seats in European parliament. Some say the rise of far-right Eurosceptic parties has fevered speculation that this week’s election results could determine the future of the European project.

Elections

How the EU will vote and why it matters

Some 427 million people in the European Union's 28 member states can vote to elect 751 members of the EU legislature this week, including Britons who had been due to leave the bloc in March. But why EU parliamentary elections matter?

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