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    Voters Head to Polls in European Union Election

    The first of around 350 million eligible voters will cast their ballots today at the start of a four-day election to decide the makeup of the EU’s main legislative body. Analysts say the 751-member European Parliament, which passes laws on everything from environmental issues to data privacy, is headed for a major shake-up this year given the higher-than-usual anticipated turnout. British and Dutch citizens will be the first to vote.

    What’s in store for Europe? While various nationalist and anti-EU parties are expected to perform well, top bureaucrats are also calling for gender-balanced leadership in EU institutions.

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