Stories

In photos: How European election results unfolded across the EU

EU citizens are seen outside the European Parliament building at dusk in Brussels.
EU citizens are seen outside the European Parliament building at dusk in Brussels. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

The large centre-right and centre-left blocs lost their combined majority in the European Parliament, as the world's biggest multi-country election results came in Monday.

Details: Greens and nationalists celebrated a surge in votes amid the highest turnout for 20 years. The center-right European People's Party was still the largest bloc. It's expected to form a pro-EU "grand coalition" with the Socialists and Democrats, with support from liberals and the Greens, the BBC reports. Take a look at the election drama, in photos.

Nigel Farage, leader of the newly formed Brexit Party.
Nigel Farage, leader of the newly formed Brexit Party, which the BBC reports took an early lead with 32% of the vote in the U.K. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Image
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech after the European parliamentary elections in Athens, on May 26, 2019.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced snap elections after the huge poll loss of his leftist Syriza party. Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
Leader of Spanish People's Party (PP), conservative Pablo Casado (C), celebrates the election results.
The People's Party of Spain leader Pablo Casado (C) with officials in Madrid'. Photo: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images
German Greens party top candidate Sven Giegold (L) and co-leader of the Green party Annalena Baerbock (C) celebrate as exit poll are announced on public broadcast TV stationsin Berlin.
German Greens party top candidate Sven Giegold (L) and co-leader of the Green party Annalena Baerbock (C) in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Tobias Schwartz/AFP/Getty Images
Ska Keller Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group at EP General Assembly Hall, on May 26, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
Ska Keller, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group, addresses the European Parliament in Brussels. Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Supporters of French far-Right National Rally political party react after the projections for the results of the European Parliament elections on May 26, 2019 in Paris, France.
Supporters of the far-right Rassemblement National party react to projections they topped EU polls in France. Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of right-wing Lega (League) political party Matteo Salvini in Milan, Italy.
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of right-wing Lega (League) political party Matteo Salvini in Milan, Italy. Photo: Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images
Activist group Avaaz outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, Sunday.
Activist group Avaaz outside the European Parliament in Brussels. Photo: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

For more on the European elections, subscribe to the Axios World newsletter.