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European elections 2019

Centre-left and centre-right blocs have lost ground to smaller parties
The European elections have dealt a punishing blow to the traditionally dominant parties in Europe.

The large centre-right and centre-left blocs in the European Parliament have lost their combined majority amid an increase in support for liberals, the Greens and nationalists.

The centre-right European People's Party remains the largest bloc, and is expected to form a pro-EU coalition.

The Liberals and Greens had a good night, while nationalists were set for victory in Italy and France.

Rym Momtaz, the France correspondent at Politico and Pawel Zerka from the European Council for Foreign Relations discuss a momentous night for European politics.

(Photo: The Greens party Hannah Neumann, Annalena Baerbock and Sven Giegold celebrate exit poll results. Credit: Getty Images)