The European Union parliamentary elections will wrap up on Saturday after four days of continent-wide voting, as citizens in 21 countries go to the polls. The EU elections usually fly under the radar, but with polls suggesting a more fragmented Parliament, thanks to the rise of several nationalist and populist parties, the vote has garnered more attention than in years past. Several right wing parties from Italy, Germany, Finland, Denmark, and other countries have joined forces in the hopes of altering the balance of power at the supranational level. Despite the renewed enthusiasm, turnout may still be below 45 percent. Early exit polls and partial results from the seven countries that have already voted are expected around 12 p.m. E.T.
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