Updated May 27, 2019

In photos: How European election results unfolded across the EU

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, which the BBC reports took an early lead with 32% of the vote in the U.K. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Image
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
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) in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Tobias Schwartz/AFP/Getty Images
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 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. Photo: Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images
Activist group Avaaz outside the European Parliament in Brussels. Photo: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

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