Citizens across the European Union
have turned out to vote in their highest numbers for 20 years. The 2019 European Elections have a provisional turnout
of 50.95 percent, considerably higher than the last elections in 2014 when turnout was 42.6 percent. Denmark
experienced a record turnout of 66 percent while Hungary and Poland's turnouts more than doubled. Most analysts are attributing the rise in voters hitting the polls to a rise in support for populist parties across Europe as well as increasing awareness about climate change.