Here are some key races to watch in the EU Parliament elections

People walk past elections posters for the European elections in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 6, 2024. [Michael Probst/AP]

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the EU elections. Voters are casting ballots in two dozen languages in 27 countries with scores of different campaign issues.

So here's a look at some key places to watch in the June 6-9 elections for a new European Parliament.


Long-serving Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is expected to extend his party's nearly 15-year streak of election victories when the Central European country votes in European Parliament elections on Sunday, but is facing one of the most formidable challenges of his career from a former ally.

Orbán's right-wing populist Fidesz party has taken more than 50% of the vote in the last three EU elections, and looks poised to take the most votes again this year. But a new opposition force, headed by a former Fidesz insider turned Orbán critic, has in a matter of weeks grown to become Hungary...

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