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LIVE UPDATES: EU Holding Second Day of European Parliament Elections on Friday

© AP Photo / Francisco SecoEuropean Parliament members attend a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
European Parliament members attend a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 - Sputnik International
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On the second day, citizens of two European nations will cast their votes.

Friday, 24 May will be the second day of EU-wide elections to the European Parliament. On this day, voters from two nations — the Czech Republic and Ireland — will cast their ballots for parliamentarians.

On the first day, the UK, who extended its Brexit deadline for six months, participated in the vote as well as voters in the Netherlands. Slovakia, Latvia, and Malta will hold their vote on Saturday, 25 May.

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The bulk of the voting, however, will take place on 26 May, when the remaining 21 EU nations will cast their votes.

The results of the vote will be presented simultaneously for the entire Union, on the evening of 26 May, after the last polling station on the continent is closed.

European Parliament members attend a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 - Sputnik International
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The vote will determine the composition of the European Parliament’s 751 seats, 63 of which belong to the UK. Once the UK finalises its Brexit procedure, the country’s MEPs will leave Parliament, and the total number of seats will shrink to 705, with 27 UK seats being re-allocated to other EU nations in order to re-balance representation, according to The Daily Telegraph.

New MEPs will be assigned using a variety of methods including lists, appointments, and elections. What this means is that some MEPs elected on 23-26 May will be stuck waiting in limbo until the UK leaves the EU, The Telegraph notes.

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