We are closing our international live coverage of the European elections for the night. You can continue to follow UK results and reaction here.
Here are the the day's main developments:
- The big power blocs of the centre-right and centre-left lost their combined majority in the European Parliament. "The monopoly of power is broken," said Denmark's Margrethe Vestager, the liberal candidate for the top post in the European Commission
- Europeans voted in their biggest numbers since 1994, bucking years of decline with a turnout just shy of 51%
- The big winners of the night were the liberals and Greens. The liberals have were boosted by the decision of President Macron's ruling party to join them
- The Greens saw strong votes in Finland, Germany, France and Portugal
- The nationalist right had a patchy night, but enjoyed successes in Italy, where figurehead Matteo Salvini ran to victory, and in France, where Marine Le Pen defeated the Renaissance alliance of Mr Macron.
- In the UK, the newly-formed Brexit Party soared to victory, gaining 28 seats amid massive losses for Conservatives and Labour
- There are still results to be announced, alliances to forge, and perhaps some domestic political fallout for parties across the continent
- BBC journalists will be covering the story from both UK and international angles - stay tuned for developments throughout the day
- To catch up, take a look at what we know so far about the outlook across Europe
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