welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm duncan golestani. this is bbc news, with cointinuing coverage of the european our top stories — centrist parties are the big losers in the european elections, parliamentary elections. with the highest voter turnout in 20 years. in those elections, there have been sharp smaller parties make big gains — falls in support for in germany, the greens become established centrist parties. most of the gains have gone the second largest party to smaller parties on the left and right, as well as the greens. and the far—right comes fourth. voter turnout was significantly higher than the last elections translation: we haven't been five years ago. dynamic, we have to concede in the uk, the brexit party won most that during our time in government, seats with just under a third we have not given the decisive answers that the people of the vote. in germany expect of us. in france, the far—right national rally led by marine le pen the governing conservative party received the lowest share came just ahead of the en marche of the vote in its entire history. party of president emmanuel macron.
in the uk, the brexit party wins most seats but pro—remain parties also make big gains. however, the liberal democrats and greens — which both want britain and in greece, the government to remain in the eu — also made significant gains fares so badly, in greece, the governing syriza the prime minister calls party performed so badly that the prime minister, alexis tsipras, said he would soon a snap general election. call an early general election. the opposition new democracy party appeared to be around nine percentage points ahead. syriza was first elected to power six years ago on an anti—austerity programme. so the main centre—left and centre—right blocs in europe have lost ground to smaller groupings. far—right parties have topped the polls in france and italy, while in germany, welcome to bbc news — over the next hour, we'll bring you right up to date the greens have made major gains. with the results of the european elections. in britain, the outcome of the vote was also polarised between strong this is how the new supporters and opponents of the country's planned exit parliament is shaping up from the european union. voter turnout has been one and it's a story of losses of the surprises of the night — the highest for a european across europe for the traditional election for 25 years.
centre—left and centre—right parties. that will be pleasing to officials in brussels. let's see how the night they will have less negotiating power. where did the votes go to? looked. here's ramzan karmali with this update. the greens have also performed well over 200 million people have cast their votes in 28 countries in germany and the uk across the european union. and denmark. italy and the uk for populist that's a turnout of 51%, the highest in 20 years. and nationalist parties. their verdict? well, it's been a bad night we will get more analysis soon. for the mainstream parties that but now here's ramzan karmali with this update. currently make up the coalition over 200 million people have within the european parliament. the leader of the cast their votes in 28 countries christian democrats across the european union. in germany, the party of the current that's a turnout of 51%, chancellor angela merkel, the highest in 20 years. conceded her party hadn't done enough to persuade voters their verdict? to stick with them. well, it's been a bad night translation: we haven't been dynamic, we have to concede that for the mainstream parties that currently make up the coalition during our time in government, we haven't given the decisive within the european parliament. answers the people in germany expect of us. the leader of the the mainstream parties that make up the coalition in the 751—seat
parliament looks to be lost. christian democrats the centre—right bloc, in light blue, still looks like it in germany, the party of the current will have the most seats. chancellor angela merkel, its coalition partner, conceded her party hadn't done the socialists in red, enough to persuade voters to stick with them. will still be second. translation: we haven't been dynamic, we have to concede that during our time in government, both the liberals and the greens we haven't given the decisive have made significant gains and now answers the people in germany expect of us. perhaps will be part the mainstream parties that make up of a future coalition. populist parties have gained ground the coalition in the 751—seat in a number of countries, including france, where parliament looks to be lost. marine le pen won her head to head the centre—right bloc, in light blue, still looks like it will have the most seats. we wa nt we want to make sure the rule of law its coalition partner, the socialists in red, and civil liberties are protected will still be second. both the liberals and the greens everywhere. populist parties have gained ground have made significant gains and now in a number of countries, perhaps will be part including france, where of a future coalition. populist parties have gained ground in a number of countries, marine le pen won her head to head including france, where marine le pen won her head to head battle with president macron. battle with president macron. her national rally party looks her national rally party looks to have edged out en marche. to have edged out en marche. translation: i see in this a victory translation: i see in this a victory in the people who have taken power back tonight with in the people who have taken power fierceness and dignity. back tonight with fierceness and dignity. we welcome these results with joy
we welcome these results with joy and the national rally‘s name has and the national rally‘s name has never been more fitting. never been more fitting. whether you voted with your heart or your reason, be assured that whether you voted with your heart a vote for the national rally or your reason, be assured that is a vote for france a vote for the national rally and for the people. the greek prime minister alexis is a vote for france and for the people. tsipras called for an early general election after his conservative rival new democracy party easily won. perhaps the biggest winner amongst the nationalist parties, the greek prime minister alexis though, was in italy where deputy tsipras called for an early general prime minister matteo salvini's far—right league is expected to beat election after his conservative the democratic party into second. he wants to force a new alliance rival new democracy of right wing nationalists across party easily won. europe. perhaps the biggest winner amongst in the uk, it was a vote that wasn't the nationalist parties, meant to take place for a parliament though, was in italy where deputy the british public have already prime minister matteo salvini's voted to leave in 2016. and there's still the small chance far—right league is expected to beat elected meps may not even take the democratic party into second. up their seats onjuly the 2nd he wants to force a new alliance if britain leaves by then. a big win for the brexit party, of right wing nationalists across yeah, which i'm pleased about. europe. nigel farage and his newlyformed in the uk, it was a vote that wasn't brexit party is set to win ahead of the pro—remain liberal democrats. meant to take place for a parliament the big story is how the two dominant parties, the conservatives and labour, saw the british public have already their share of the vote capitulate. voted to leave in 2016. between them, they couldn't even and there's still the small chance secure a quarter of all votes. elected meps may not even take there'll be hardly any time before the next bit of important up their seats onjuly the 2nd business for the eu. if britain leaves by then. leaders have been invited to a summit on tuesday to decide a big win for the brexit party, who gets the top jobs, including the presidencies yeah, which i'm pleased about. of the council and the commission.
ramzan karmali, bbc news. nigel farage and his newlyformed brexit party is set to win ahead of the pro—remain liberal democrats. the big story is how the two dominant parties, the conservatives and labour, saw their share of the vote capitulate. between them, they couldn't even let's go to italy where the far—right league party of interior minister matteo salvini secure a quarter of all votes. won the most votes. its coalition partner the anti—establishment five star movement was beaten by the centre—left democratic party there'll be hardly any time before which came second. the next bit of important business for the eu. leaders have been invited to a summit on tuesday to decide who gets the top jobs, including the presidencies of the council and the commission. ramzan karmali, bbc news. country by country, this is a remarkable set of results. i've been speaking to our brussels correspondent, adam fleming, on the changing political landscape of europe. what is happened here in the european parliament tonight is that the stranglehold, the big centre left and centre—right political matteo salvini said earlier, this is europe that is changing. groups here have had, on the
business of the european parliament, translation: it is not only the lega for decades and decades, has that's the first in italy. marine le pen has the disappeared. between them, the first party in france. ce ntre—left disappeared. between them, the centre—left and centre—right across nigel farage is the first europe do not have enough seats in party in britain. so italy, france and great britain. the european parliament —— parliament to control the agenda and it is a sign of a europe that is changing, a europe tired guarantee legislation will get of the powers of through. to do that, they will have the elites, finance, multinationals, and from tomorrow we will have to rely on support of the greens and to redouble our efforts. from the much larger liberal group now as well which includes en marche mps and a lot of meps elected in i'm joined now by rome—based places like germany, something they jouralist sabina castelfranco. are calling the green wave so over thank you forjoining us here on bbc the next couple of days, it will be news. so isn't matteo salvini intriguing to see, do those for big pro—european groups form a block and correct, is europe changing?” is that form some kind of coalition news. so isn't matteo salvini correct, is europe changing? i think is going to do everything in his agreement for the next five years? power to make a change. certainly what it has shown is that his motto as soon as the groups in european parliament start building a roadmap, of italy comes first is important. they will come in conflict with eu leaders, chancellors of the member he is going to focus on ensuring states who will see that is a big
power grab and the other thing is, that sovereignty remains to italy, kickstarting the process, the new that sovereignty remains to italy, that europe cannot decide over president of the european everything, but we will have to see commission, a new foreign policy how the plays out in europe with the chief. it's meant to reflect the number of seats he has and everybody results of the european parliament else has. it's going to take some elections. as of the european time before we actually understand parliament that is going to call the shots or will it be the presidents just how many representatives of and the leaders of the member states that do that? i can barely summarise strength italy will have in europe. that, lots to do lots of during the campaign, did he give any uncertainty. let's drill down a bit indication of exactly how he will align his party with other block into it. the leader of the european across the eu? yes, he had a people's party said earlier there is now a shrinking centre. if the gathering in milan and he has plans m essa 9 es now a shrinking centre. if the messages being sent to brussels, do you think it's a message that they will respond to? tojoin up gathering in milan and he has plans to join up with other populist parties from other countries in well, they don't have a lot of choice because if you look at how europe so it's likely he will move the seats are carved out in the european parliament, the majority they are going to have now will be, as i said, made up forward the big issues for matteo
of the centre—right, the centre—left, the liberals and the greens and they're salvini are immigration. he has all broadly on the same page when it comes to being pro—european, closed italian ports and he is not although you get some people more in favour of a bit more europe about to change that. he has asked and some people maybe a bit more pragmatic. i think if you voted for somebody who is protesting, for europe to do more. europe has if you're somebody who doesn't want more failed to do more and this is an europe or who it is anti the european project, you're going to be probably disappointed because i issue he will not budge on. we will think the direction of this place will be broadly pro—eu and the reason that's not see any change, i think, in the happened is this big populist or nationalist surge, policies with respect to immigration whatever you want to call it, the labels are confusing and not very accurate, hasn't and also his other big issues are really materialised. security for italians. 0f in places like italy, matteo salvini's league did very well and in france, marine le pen's and also his other big issues are security for italians. of the flat tax. with all this power that he now national rally came first has and he has a lot of power now but they did as well as last time. and with the big loser being his in other parties like denmark, the populist and the anti—european parties coalition partner, the five star didn't do very well. if you're looking at movement, we will see some sort of the rise of populism, you're not looking at a rise, shift, certainly on how this is you're looking at a net result going to play out in the coming
of the same as the last elections in 2014 and months. it is a remarkable shift in that's one of the big surprises, the populists and opponents of the eu won't be marching on the eu the balance of power, particularly parliament with flaming torches when you look at the share of vote to tear it down because they haven't between the league and the five star done as well as some movement, it's tipped the other way. can we expect matteo salvini to use that power, that leverage over his partners? well, i think we can people thought and feared. expect him to use that power over his partner. he is very vocal. a sounds like everyone can look in and find the story that they want to find, which i imagine lots of politicians will be doing in the coming days. strong, arrogant man, if you like, let's talk about the green surge, and he will do all in his power to, the greenway from the green parties, will they be able to influence as he said, respect the contract of legislation in a larger way? that's really hard to say, and i think we need to look at the next couple of days to find out government but as he spoke the roadmap or the coalition immediately after the first exit agreement the big pro—european polls were coming in, he was only blocks will coalesce around. we've heard representatives of the green party saying one of the big areas they will want to influence things talking about the contract, the on is trade deals the eu does issues that he wanted to move in future and they will insist forward. certainly not the ones that
there is a big—screen the five star wants to carry forward environmental climate soi the five star wants to carry forward so i think in the future, he is component in every deals going to be holding, he is going to the eu does in future —— big green. their knocking at be the one taking the decisions you an open door because lots of other parties saw the rise of the green agenda and green and the opposition is really going environmental issues and climate to be the left democrats who also issues were playing a big part we re to be the left democrats who also were the other big winners in the in these elections, and your hearing other big parties saying selection because they managed to that they will address that. increase their power significantly. thank you very much. the other far —— you are hearing. we can put the rise of the green party is on the shoulder right grouping that did well was in of the young swedish climate activist —— green parties. neighbouring france where gaining quite a few seeds with a national greta thunberg's mission to get school students to go on strike every friday for the last few months has had a real impact. in terms of when you asked people across europe rally of marine le pen. they what one of their priorities was, the environment has shot up in the last couple of months. finished ahead of en marche. if you
ta ke finished ahead of en marche. if you take a look at the share of the vote, the national —— the national rally on 24%. en marche on 22%. the greens really doing well there. the that might be a product of the fact lots of the big problems the eu has republicans probably the big losers. had over the last few down 13%. marine le pen wasting no years, dealing with migration and the eurozone crisis and the sovereign debt crisis, those things have massively died time calling for the president to away to be replaced by other issues and one of those big issues is the environment. in terms of the shifting dissolve the parliament and call for new elections. unsurprisingly, that numbers for the main groupings, adam, what does this mean was immediately rejected. for the big jobs in brussels which will be up for grabs? translation: i see in this victory of the people who have taken power back tonight with i think there will be fierceness and dignity. a massive tussle between the national rally‘s the european parliament, name has never been which will come more fitting. whether you voted with your heart to its interpretation or your reason, be assured that of what these results mean, a vote for the national rally and has the centre—right is a vote for france and the vote done well enough, for of the people. example, that their candidate from germany now has the best claim for the topjob, or is it frans timmins, the lead candidate for the centre—left, ben haddad is a former adviser he personally did quite to the marche party, now director of the future europe well in the netherlands, initiative at the atlantic council. and he's been hearing he says the massive gains a lot of work to build for the far—right in france aren't a coalition of progressive parties. as cut and dried as marine
just the centre—left but the greens and the liberals, do they throw their weight behind him? and parliament's position is he has the best chance to lead the commission and he has the best call on thatjob. tomorrow on tuesday, le pen might think. there's a meeting of eu leaders, a special summit, where they will come to their own interpretation of what these results mean and what it means for the process of appointing the president of the commission, a foreign policy chief and then further down the line a president of the european council. tonight is a victory for the national front. marine le pen has a score that is slightly lower than last time but it's a strong showing for emanuel micron. the ruling party of france for the last two years, hello in the next few days we will see and arms race between the european parliament these are usually punishments for and the leaders of the individual these are usually punishments for the party in power. the most countries over who gets those topjobs. striking aspect of tonight's road in they are important jobs, france is it confirms the analysis they might not be household names across the eu with members of the public, that the traditional right left but the person in charge of the european commission and the person who chairs the summits of the eu divide has been replaced by leaders has a massive influence division, shaped by european issues on daily low in brussels and eu institutions —— daily life in. adam fleming in brussels. let's go to italy where between far right national front and the far—right league party of interior minister
matteo salvini won the most votes. nuala mcgovern is in rome for us — the liberal en marche. the two let's speak to her now. parties that have governed france for the better part of the last half—century, the socialists and republicans, struggled to get 15% expect 15% combined. there is a colla pse expect 15% combined. there is a collapse of traditional parties in france, confirmed with the very poor showing of the republicans, the centre—right party who were pulling if we can look at the share of their around 13%. i take your point that votes, you will see just how well this could have been worse for the matteo salvini's party is done. president, and being close to marine there are 27% on five years ago le pen is not a disaster but if you which is really quite remarkable. are proposing a european renaissance, you need a bit more that is an exact inversion of how than that? i'm not crying seeing sstar and league coalition part owners have done. it willjust add to the tension in italy among the evidence of that. this is going to coalition. be an uphill challenge for immanuel nuala mcgovern is in rome for us — let's speak to her now.
macron. he was elected on a strong matteo salvini, amount of the night? pro—eu platform, supporters waving european flags, and he came in with a couple of big speeches advocating definitely, that's the way he's going to play it. i don't know if you saw with those first exit polls, for eurozone integration, for more just a minute or two after they were robust defence. making a case for released, he was holding up a picture he tweeted of himself european sovereignty, and he talking about how it was the party number one of italy. our viewers struggled to find partners in europe. first in germany where might know that he is a prolific chancellor merkel was not as ambitious in her reform agenda as he twitter user unknown to his facebook was. but also, he has alienate in lines and selfies throughout this various eu part is from eastern campaign. some people think he's been on a permanent campaign instead europe, italy, we have populists in of doing thejob been on a permanent campaign instead of doing the job of interior minister. deputy prime minister is power, its going to be a challenge. another title he holds. you talk about that 34%. what can he do with the centrist party, it is only the that exactly? previously, what we third party and the european expected, you might use it as a parliament so the next few days will be critical to know what kind of mandate domestically. to try and alliances wants to set in motion. when it comes to appointing the key positions of the european union, the relieve himself of the sstar movement and move forward with the
president, the eu council president. it's going to be a very difficult challenge to push the agenda of league, also called la liga, and emanuel micron. —— michael —— become the governing party without this coalition. also interesting to macron. a point was made that we shouldn't overstate how well the look at the macro ——at the five—star populist right groups have done and in spain, the socialist party were co mforta bly in spain, the socialist party were movement. there is going to be an comfortably the largest group, uphill struggle for the five—star taking six more seats, bringing the movement as they go forward because really, with a lot of these european total to 20. parliament elections, what we're talking about are the issues that are big at home and you see this reflection taking place in the if we have a look at the share we european parliament. for italy and can see the socialists there again the matteo salvini, it's really been 10% so doing quite well. podemos is about immigration and the economy. also up 10% and it looks like that was at the expense of the people's that is something that definitely party. when you are here it comes to the forefront of the minds of people translation: the delegation of the quite quickly, whether they agree
with mr sell venial not. the economy socialist party and in the european parliament will defend the interests of spain, will defend the interests is the other issue. unemployment is of spain, will defend the interests of the social majority in many cities, regions and all the at 10.6 nationally, 30.6 when you countries in the european institutions. get to youth unemployment and felt let's look at the situation more cleanly in the south. the south in germany now — would have been against the league a very good night for the greens. but he has come down and revise the way he speaks to the self. he as you can see, 21 seats, an increase of ten. chancellor angela previously denigrated people who merkel‘s centre—right christian democrats had we re previously denigrated people who were living in the bottom half of their worst—ever performance the country. but they are voting for in european elections. 29 seats, losing five. him now and for a party in rome as meanwhile the centre—left social democrats, spd, well. what i am curious about is also did poorly, coming third. what is he going to do with that they lost 11 seats. result? that was the question i was ska keller is a german mep and co—founder of the european green about to ask you. what do we think? bloc — she's been speaking what is his vision in brussels with to my colleague ros atkins. this power? i think there are a she talked about what was behind the couple of things to was a press green success and what they plan to do with the green surge. we're very thankful for the trust conference $0011 couple of things to was a press conference soon afterwards and almost immediately one of that the voters all over europe have put into the green party and for us
this is now a big task and big responsibility to put our demands into practice when it comes the lawmakers in the league talked to climate protection, but also when it about trying to change the tax comes to making sure the european union becomes a social union. structure. they talk about reforming the eu from within, transforming it. it is not about italy leaving the european union any longer, it is not those two big centrist blocs, the epp and esd are going to want to talk about italy leaving the eurozone. to you because they need you to have a functioning majority. now it is about having more what do you want in return for voting with them on occasion? for us it is clear. sovereignty. he will not leave the we are the greens and we want to put green policies into place. so we want to vote for policies of climate 5—star movements although maybe he protection, we want to create a social europe with social is saying that but we don't know protection for everyone, what he is thinking. what they do social rides for expect is because there were six everyone and we want to make sure the rule of law and civil liberties seat and now we're getting into the high 20s when it comes to the are protected everywhere in europe including hungary. european parliament, i think they are hoping to show that success, so we're going vote for green show that they are the one the policies. some people are sceptical people want and see if they can tra nsfer people want and see if they can of the european parliament transfer it then to trans —— success ability to influence the other institutions ona of the european union, particularly transfer it then to trans —— success on a national level. he talked about the council and commission.
you believe from your position within the parliament you can do it? yes. creating another party, you heard parliament is the normal him mention marine le pen and nigel farage but really would he be able co—legislature, so together to form another coalition of more far right parties? people say with the councils of the member states we are doing the legislature, no—one can legislate anything probably not because member states, without the european parliament they may agree on some things but so we have a strong voice as parliament and we also they may agree on some things but they definitely do not agree when it have a very strong voice for climate comes to immigration and whether other countries would share the protection, for biodiversity protection and we are going to use burden that italy has massively that voice. shouldered when it comes to migrants from north africa. you cannot here in the united kingdom, the uk generalise, can you, when it comes was not meant to be taking part in to the eu. thank you so much. it is the elections because brexit was meant to have happened. it likely that matteo salvini will try to reform brussels but will come up against the old guard of france and germany and that is where we will go nevertheless, look at that. up 29% to next where the greens had a particularly good night. they got 21 there for the brexit party, 29 seats
from nothing for the brexit party and they say it is a clear indication that people in the uk seats, up ten. the social democrats are down 11. angela merkel‘s wa nt to indication that people in the uk want to leave quickly and cleanly. others however say not so fast christian democrats had their worst because look at the liberal democrats who advocate for a second ever performance, 29 seat down five referendum on brexit. they won 15 soa ever performance, 29 seat down five so a difficult night there for them. seats which is a remarkable turnaround for them because domestically they have not had a the greens were really one of the particularly good decade. it has trends of the nights, i think, in come at the expense of the labour germany, denmark and in france. party losing ten seats, the uk let's hear now from ska keller, the opposition group they are, and the co—chair of the european green bloc. conservatives losing 15 seats. if we translate that into the share well, we are very thankful for the trust for the brexit party, a whopping 32% that the voters in europe have put in the conservatives down at the into the green party and of course bottom there, they are the governing the forest there is now a big task party, on 9%, down 15%. the big and a big responsibility to put our demands into practice when it comes concern for the conservatives and to climate protection but also when the labour party is how will that it comes to making sure that the translate domestically if there is a
european union becomes a social general election any time soon. the union. those two big central blocs only part of england where the brexit party did not top the poll may need you in order to have a was in london where the liberal functioning majority. what do you democrats have taken three seats. wa nt functioning majority. what do you want in return for voting with them on occasion? it is clear for us. we overall, the party gained 1a meps, a are the greens and we want green contrast to the single sea they won policy in place. we want to put in 2014. as i said they are staunchly anti— brexit. they want to policies of climate protection and second referendum. their that we create a social europe with social protection for everyone. and we wa nt social protection for everyone. and we want to make sure that the rule spokesperson says the results strengthen the case for that vote. of law and liberty is protected we went into the elections with a everywhere in the eu as well as in super clear message. stop brexit to hungary. we will vote for green just stop it. what the vote share policies. some people are sceptical of the european parliament's ability shows that nationally is that we are to influence the other institution second nationally but if you add up such as the council and the commission. from your position the remains vote, the people who within the parliament can you do wa nt the remains vote, the people who want a people ‘s vote, to be put back to the people, us plus the that? the parliament is the normal co— legislator so together with the greens plus the snp, that is a councils of the member states together we do the legislation. bigger share than the brexit party.
no—one can decide anything without and the clear message i think the the european parliament so we have a electorate is sending to westminster strong voice in parliament and we isawe electorate is sending to westminster is a we have to put this back to the also have a strong voice for climate people. so what to make of those protection and biodiversity massive swings between the parties protection and biodiversity protection and biodiversity protection and we will use that here in the uk. to try and get some voice. in france, marine le pen's far—right national rally finished ahead of president macron's en marche party. le pen lost out to macron in a bitter presidential contest in 2017. sense of the picture, that task went to our correspondent in brussels. what has happened here in the parliament tonight is that the now she's calling for the head stranglehold, the big centre—left of state to dissolve the parliament and centre—right political groups and call new elections, a proposal that was immediately here that they have had on the rejected by the government. business of the european parliament let's have a listen to her for decades and decades and decades has appeared. between them, they ce ntre—left has appeared. between them, they centre—left and centre—right in europe do not have enough seats in translation: i see in this a victory of the people who have taken power the european parliament to control back tonight with fierceness and the european parliament to control the agenda and to guarantee dignity. we welcome these results legislation will get through. to get through, they will have to do rely with joy and the name of national on support from the greens and the much larger group now as well. that rally has never been more fitting. whether you voted with heart or includes emmanuel macron's in
reason, be assured a vote for national rally is a vote for france and for the we said at the beginning of the programme that these en marche mps. so it will be elections would have a profound effect, not just on elections would have a profound effect, notjust on the eu but on the political landscape of all 28 interesting to see if those groups voting countries. in greece, the form a block where they work together because that will involve a coalition agreement or a roadmap. governing party is projected to have done so badly that the prime minister has called an early but as soon as the groups in the election. we can see there syriza is european parliament start building a roadmap to decide the direction of the eu they will come in conflict on eight, up from zero. just a with the eu leaders who will see little too far away from me on the that as a power grab. the other screen. but let's thing that will unfold here over the listen to the greek prime minister next few days is there kickstarting speaking earlier. a process of selecting and translation: right after the second round of local government elections appointing those top jobs a new on 2june, i will immediately ask the president president of the eu commission and a to declare national elections. in the end, the greek people will be the only ones to make the final new policy chief because those are decision. meant to reflect the results of the parliamentary elections. is the parliament going to call the shop or will it be the presidents and
leaders of the member states that do soa so a difficult night there for the that? that was adam fleming rounding governing party in athens. the uk off our coverage of the european parliament elections. let's get some of the day's other was not meant to be taking part in news now and president trump these elections but divisions over has once again held out the possibility of direct negotiations with iran. recs that have led to delay after he made the comments delay in the country leaving the eu during his state trip to japan. he's been meeting with so they had to take part and this is prime minister shinzo abe. they're expected to focus mostly what happened at the ballot box. on trade and north korea — but mr trump was asked by reporters nigel farage's newlyformed exit party won 29 seats, up from zero. about his attitude to tehran. that's right, up from zero because it was only formed a few months ago. ido i do believe that iran would like to the other beneficiaries where the talk and if they want to talk we liberal democrats who had a wa nt to talk and if they want to talk we want to talk as well. we will see what happens. but i know for a fact difficult few years in uk politics. that the prime minister is very they now have 16 seats, up from 15, close with the leadership of iran a remarkable turnaround for them. and we will see what happens. that will be fine. nobody wants to see that comes at the expense of someone terrible things happen. else and that is the governing earlier — mr trump became the first conservative party, down 15 as well foreign leader to meet as the opposition labour party who japan's new emperor — have lost ten seats. you can see who came to the throne less than a month ago. emperor naruhito there that the greens are doing accompanied mr trump as he received a ceremonial welcome
rather well. some analysis now on at the imperial palace in tokyo on the third day that. i am joined once again by of his visit to japan. naomi grimley. a bad night for the government after a torrid week. the search for survivors continues after a deadly tornado swept through the american state of oklahoma. remember, there was an unprecedented situation on the eve of this poll at least two people because one of the key exit here were killed when a storm hit the town of el reno. it's the latest in a series cabinet ministers in theresa may's of tornadoes that have affected the region in the last few days. government quitjust before the the bbc‘s tim allman has more. election. so that has been reflected in the polls. voters are unimpressed it is only as daylight comes that you see the true scale of the with the governing conservative party and they are just on 8% and destruction. this was a motel and trailer park in the town of el reno. they have turned in their worst performance since they were founded look at it now. cars destroyed, in the 1830s. theresa may obviously grooves ripped off, a community torn pre—empted this election result by quitting at the end of last week but to pieces. pray for the families, nevertheless it does leave the conservatives with some serious questions about where do they go people have absolutely lost everything. you will not believe the from now what do these huge swings devastation we see in some of the tell us about how the country is pictures of those poor families that
viewing brexit? it tells us that we re pictures of those poor families that were in the trailer house. the storm came at night at around 1030 local vote rs viewing brexit? it tells us that voters are not really in a mood to time. dozens were injured, lives compromise. of course, both main we re time. dozens were injured, lives parties, labour and the were lost. in this area, this whole conservatives are of a kind where each offering a form of compromise. region has already suffered from days of bad weather. there has been flooding and high wind but no—one compromise in the terms of theresa may's deal that she wanted to get here is giving up. the thing about through parliament that was really the unravelling of her from your el reno is we are more than a community, we are a family. and i ship but also compromise from the labour party because they could not quite make up their minds whether think it is a proven fact of the they wanted a second referendum or not. it looks like voters the end things that we have done in the for certainty. and briefly, what is past, we will overcome this. the forecast says more thunderstorms the really remarkable is that in theory all these newly elected meps should coming days but tornadoes are notoriously hard to predict. there not serve for that long because may be more still to overcome. britain is meant to leave the eu. the next state that all eyes is on is the end of october, halloween, a reminder of our top story. when britain is due to leave the eu. with most votes counted in the european parliamentary it is expected by spectators that elections, the previously dominant centre—left and centre—right blocs have lost ground to smaller parties. some far—right groups they will have to be some kind of extension but it is possible that
britain may quit and then need to be and the greens have made gains. redistributed to other nations. you we have continuing coverage from are watching continuing results of the eu elections. brussels in just a we have continuing coverage from brussels injust a moment. hello. it wouldn't be a bank holiday weekend without some rain around. unfortunately, those of us who need it most have actually seen very hello. it wouldn't be a bank holiday little and sussex was one of the counties which avoided most weekend without some rain around. unfortunately, those of us who need of the showers on sunday. it most have actually seen very by contrast, we've had a lot of rain little and sussex was one of the counties which avoided most across parts of scotland, of the showers on sunday. particularly highland and aberdeenshire as much as 30 by contrast, we've had a lot of rain millimetres, well over across parts of scotland, an inch, injust 2a hours. particularly highland and aberdeenshire as much as 30 millimetres, well over now this frontal system lingers as we go into bank holiday monday across scotland. an inch, injust 24 hours. that's going to keep further rain going across chiefly across the central belt, southern scotland, down into parts now this frontal system lingers of the far north of england as we go into bank holiday monday across scotland. and northern ireland. that's going to keep further rain elsewhere, it's a day of sunny going across chiefly spells and scattered showers. but the showers most frequent across the central belt, across north—west and south—west southern scotland, down into parts england and wales. of the far north of england and northern ireland. elsewhere, it's a day of sunny spells and scattered showers. but the showers most frequent across north—west and south—west england and wales.
a brisk west or north—westerly wind a brisk west or north—westerly wind will push them a little bit further will push them a little bit further into the midlands, some southern into the midlands, some southern counties of england, counties of england, but fewer showers across east anglia but fewer showers across east anglia and south—east england. and south—east england. more in the way of sunshine more in the way of sunshine here so that means higher here so that means higher temperatures, 18 or 19 celsius. temperatures, 18 or 19 celsius. mid to high teens for most butjust mid to high teens for most butjust 9—10 celsius for the far 9—10 celsius for the far north of scotland. north of scotland. and we'll keep some showers going through the evening, they will tend to fade but some and we'll keep some showers showery rain reforming going through the evening, across northern ireland, they will tend to fade but some parts of wales, eastern scotland. showery rain reforming elsewhere, a mixture of variable cloud and clear spells. across northern ireland, but it will be a cooler night parts of wales, eastern scotland. elsewhere, a mixture of variable compared to the nights had through the bank holiday weekend. cloud and clear spells. but it will be a cooler night so on into tuesday, we've still got compared to the nights had this little frontal system through the bank holiday weekend. diving its way southwards, so on into tuesday, we've still got still generating showers. the winds will be lighter this little frontal system but they are coming from the north diving its way southwards, or the north—west so the cool air that we've been seeing across scotland will start still generating showers. to dig its way a little the winds will be lighter bit further southwards. but they are coming from the north or the north—west so the cool air a cool start to tuesday for many. that we've been seeing there'll be some bright or sunny across scotland will start to dig its way a little spells, but on tuesday quite a few bit further southwards. showers developing across central and eastern areas. the best chance for east anglia and south—east england to see some a cool start to tuesday for many. there'll be some bright or sunny decent rain will be from the showers, but they are going spells, but on tuesday quite a few to be somewhat hit—and—miss. showers developing across central and eastern areas.
the best chance for east anglia few showers further west, and south—east england to see some the best of the sunshine here, temperatures for most decent rain will be from the showers, but they are going in the mid—teens, maybe 17 or 18 to be somewhat hit—and—miss. few showers further west, the best of the sunshine here, celsius across southern england where we get any sunshine. temperatures for most into wednesday, we've got this area of high pressure building in the mid—teens, maybe 17 or 18 from the south—west, celsius across southern england so that's going to kill off most where we get any sunshine. of the showers across into wednesday, we've got this area england and wales. it should be a dry and fine day of high pressure building here, still some showers to talk from the south—west, so that's going to kill off most about, chiefly across of the showers across northern ireland and the western england and wales. side of scotland. after a sunny start for much it should be a dry and fine day here, still some showers to talk of the uk, the cloud will build. about, chiefly across but for much of england, northern ireland and the western wales and southern scotland it side of scotland. should be mainly dry. temperatures typically again in the mid—teens, 17 or 18 celsius further south. after a sunny start for much of the uk, the cloud will build. but for much of england, so to sum up the week ahead, wales and southern scotland it should be mainly dry. it's going to be cooler for a time. temperatures typically there will be some rain, again in the mid—teens, 17 or 18 celsius further south. but for those who need it most so to sum up the week ahead, there may not be very much. 00:28:45,535 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 bye— bye. it's going to be cooler for a time. there will be some rain, but for those who need it most there may not be very much. bye— bye.
this is the briefing, i'm david eades. we are live from brussels in the morning after the european elections, which saw the highest voter turnout in 20 years. smaller parties make big gains. in germany, the greens become the second largest party, the far—right comes fourth and the established parties do badly. translation: we haven't been dynamic. we have to concede that during our time in government we have not given the decisive answers that the people in germany expect of us.