Voters from Eastern European nations and Malta go to poll
PRAGUE: Voters from three Eastern European nations and Malta go to the polls Saturday in European Parliament elections expected to boost eurosceptic parties despite a surprise setback for Dutch populists.
Czech voters return to the ballot box for a second day and are joined by their counterparts in Latvia, Slovakia and Malta as the mamoth EU elections, which will wind up on Sunday, continue to roll out across the 28-nation bloc.
With 26 million people out of work across the European Union, eurosceptic and far-right parties have picked up massive support on anti-immigration and anti-EU platforms.
Britain and the Netherlands kicked off the voting on Thursday but no results will be released until late Sunday, when the counting is done in all member states.
However Britain’s anti-EU and anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) surged in local council elections which took place at the same time as the EU vote.