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Live Blog: EU elections in Germany 2014

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Live Blog: EU elections in Germany 2014
Martin Schulz (l) and Jean-Claude Juncker (r) are the lead candidates for the biggest blocs in the EU Parliament. Photo: DPA
17:14 CEST+02:00
The Local's live election blog brings you all the latest results, reaction and fun from the 2014 EU Parliament elections in Germany. What is happening in Europe's most powerful country?
Here are the most important points from the evening:
 
-German exit polls: CDU/CSU 36pc, SPD 27.5pc, Greens 10.5pc, FDP 3pc, Left Party 7.5pc, AfD 6.5pc
 
-Germany's new eurosceptic party predicted to win six seats in their first EU election.
 
-Liberal vote continues to collapse
 
-Centre-left SPD party gains around six percent on last EU elections in 2009
 
-Chancellor Angela Merkel's party comfortably wins largest share of vote, but down on last election due to poor showing from Bavaria's CSU
 
-Early indications show voter turnout higher in Germany than the last EU election in 2009
 
-Several fringe parties, including neo-Nazi party set to win a seat each
 
You can read a summary of election night here and check out our blog below.
 
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