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EUobserver / Number of Europeans keen to vote in EU elections increases

The number of people intending to vote in the European Parliament elections next week has increased, with almost half of those asked saying they will cast their vote, a fresh poll has shown.

With eight days left until the start of the 4-7 June elections, some 49 percent say they will probably vote, with 43 percent of those stating they would "definitely" do so, according to a TNS Opinion survey conducted for the parliament and published on Tuesday (26 May).

An increasing number of citizens are aware that the European elections will take place in June, the poll showed

The new results represent a substantial increase compared to a similar Eurobarometer survey last month, which said around 34 percent of the 375 million eligible voters would actually cast their vote.

Ten percent say they will "definitely not vote."

The previous European elections, in 2004, marked the lowest point in voter turnout when only 45 percent of the bloc's citizens voted.

by Fran on Wed May 27th, 2009 at 02:21:15 PM EST
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