As of Thursday, the European Union's citizens have been going to the polls to elect their new representatives in the European Parliament.

In total, the EU's citizens will be electing 751 MEPs, of which six will represent Luxembourg.

The official results are due to be announced on Sunday evening once all member states have concluded voting. Throughout the EU, 427 million citizens have been called upon to vote.

11.51pm - UK counting continues

Early signs in the UK suggest that the Brexit Party is performing well and, in fact, better than Ukip performed last in the 2017 general election. Only one region has declared results: North East England has elected two Brexit Party MEPs and one Labour MEP. The region has been staunchly pro-Brexit anyway, but may indicate the results to come.

Elsewhere, the Liberal Democrats appear to be making gains at the expense of Labour and the Conservatives, and the Greens are also seeing a resurgence. The rest of the UK is still awaiting results.

11.47pm - The Left's Carole Thoma reacts

Candidate Carole Thoma said in an interview that she was "disappointed" at the party's losses, but "unsurprised", especially given the fact that Leftist parties did not have as much success spreading their message throughout the EU.

11.30pm - LSAP president Franz Fayot reacts

In a reaction given to RTL, LSAP president Franz Fayot admitted the result was not the best but highlighted the party is currently in a renewal phase. He said the party needs to be rebuilt and he is optimistic that the party will succeed in his endeavour. He stressed that the LSAP's negative trend had been stopped and the party had managed to stabilise its position in the European elections.

Franz Fayot reaction (in Luxembourgish)

11.23pm - Full result breakdown

The Democratic Party was the main winner in the elections in Luxembourg. The CSV lost the highest amount of votes, followed by the Left and the Communist Party of Luxembourg (KPL). The Pirate Party, the Greens, the ADR, and the LSAP all made minimal gains.

DP: +6.67% with 21.44% of the vote.
CSV: -16.55% with 21.1%.
The Greens: +3.9% with 18.91%.
LSAP: +0.44% with 12.19%.
ADR: +2.51% 10.04%.
Pirate Party: +3.47% with 7.7%.
The Left: -0.93% with 4.83%
KPL: -0.35% with 1.14%

The two new parties, Volt and the Conservaties, each gained a respective 2.11% and 0.53% of the vote.

11.16pm - Joy as Democratic Party gains a seat

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Newly elected MEP Monica Semedo took to the podium as the party celebrated. The Democratic Party gained 6.67% of the vote compared to the previous elections.

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11.14pm - Disappointed faces at the CSV event

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The CSV lost a seat and 16.55% of the vote compared to the previous elections.

11pm - Results are in: 

Luxembourg's six MEPs are:
Charles Goerens (DP)
Christophe Hansen (CSV)
Tilly Metz (Déi Gréng)
Monica Semedo (DP)
Isabel Wiseler-Lima (CSV)
Nicolas Schmit (LSAP)

The CSV has lost one seat to the Democratic Party, with Monica Semedo joining colleague Charles Goerens as a Member of the European Parliament. Both the Green party and the LSAP each retained their own seat.

10.50pm - Ten minutes to go!

More and more people are crowding into Melusina, where the Democratic Party is hosting its election event.

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10.40pm - Atmosphere outside the Romanian embassy

Many people outside the Romanian embassy appeared to be impatient, as seen in the above video recorded by Daniel Delguste.

10.30pm - Different atmospheres at party headquarters

As many rumours are circulating, some suggest the atmosphere at the Democratic Party event is very positive, whereas it is less so at the CSV event. Whilst there are no official results published until 11pm, unofficial results reveal that the CSV may lose a seat to the benefit of the DP.

The Pirate Party has allegedly performed well, beating the ADR in several municipalities. The LSAP are likely to keep their seat and whilst the Greens have gained votes, they will remain at having one MEP.

The party presidents will announce results at 11pm.

10.01pm - Portuguese voting patterns in Luxembourg
According to the Portuguese consulate, less than 1% of Portguese citizens voted in Luxembourg. Whilst 47,541 Portuguese voters were registered, only 460 went to the polls to vote for Portuguese candidates, resulting in a abstention rate higher than 99%.

10pm - Romanian embassy

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The police remain present at the Romanian embassy amidst the large crowds gathering still hoping to submit their votes.

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9.56pm - Brexit Party to make significant gainsNigel Farage's new Brexit Party is set to win substantially in the United Kingdom's results, gaining a total of 24 seats and 31.6% of the vote, according to AFP.


9.17pm - Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party and candidate Monica Semedo are awaiting results in Melusina.

8.55pm - Large parties predicted to lose seats

It looks like the European People's Party and the Social Democrats will lose significantly in this year's election. The EPP stands to get a total of 173 (-43), whereas the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats is estimated to get 147 (-38). The Liberals will gain 33 seats with a total of 102. The Greens also look to make gains at 71 (+19). The Left is likely to lose five seats at 42. Finally, the three populist rightwing and nationalist parties will come together at 171 seats (+16).

For more information based on real-time results as they come in throughout the EU, check out our live updates widget.

8.40pm - Romanian embassy
The polling station for Romanian citizens is due to close at 9pm. Romanian citizens, around 3,000 living in Luxembourg as well as some living across the borders, have been queuing for a while outside the embassy in Pulvermuhl  to submit their votes. There were so many people standing in the road that a police presence was required.

8.38pm - Election forecast
An initial forecast suggests neither the CSV or LSAP will have a majority.

8.35pm - Christian Social People's Party event

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Whilst the Maison de l'Europe goes on, each individual party has organised its own event for party members. The CSV has its at the Culture house in Hesperange, where party president Frank Engel has already arrived.

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© Domingos Oliveira/ RTL

8.17pm - Xavier Bettel, Christian Kmiotek, and Felix Braz at the EU election night event

All the parties have been invited to the Maison de l'Europe for the EU election night event. Around 200 guests will be at the event. 
8.11pm - Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
LSAP party members and candidates are congregating outside the bar Urban in the capital.

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7.30pm - no official results until 11pm
According to Alexandra Huberty, the president of the polling station at the Bonnevoie school, those waiting to vote at 8am on the dot are not necessarily just the elderly who may not sleep well. Clubbers may also drop by the polling station on their way home to do their civic duty before passing out in bed.
7.17pm - FranceFrance's turnout has risen substantially since 2014, potentially reaching 50% more. According to Belgian media sources, the Rassemblement national could benefit the most from the increased turnout with an estimated vote of between 23 to 25%. Macron's Renaissance would follow with 19 to 22%.

6.33pm - GermanyCDU/CSU and SPD look to reach historic lows as the Greens make it into second place for the first time. The poor results could impact the shaky coalition making up Germany's government.

5.40pm - first results
It appears that Sebastian Kurz's ÖVP (Austrian People's Party) is in the lead with 34.5% of the vote.

4.24pm - 600 polling stations
Now, the polling stations throughout the country are in the middle of counting votes. At around 11pm, the official results should be released.

In total, around 285,000 residents of the Grand Duchy were registered to vote. 23,000 of those are non-Luxembourgish EU citizens. 21 member states held elections on Sunday, whereas the United Kingdom and the Netherlands kicked off voting on Thursday.

Globally, there has never been as much interest in the European elections as in 2019. Denmark, Cyprus, Romania, and Poland all had record numbers of residents registered to vote.

In France, 19.26% of those with the right to vote were registered, marking a 4% increase compared to 2014. Spain also experienced increased levels of participation.

In general, those working in the European Parliament in Brussels expect a 3 to 4% rise in voters. The last polling stations will close at 10pm in Italy. Once they have closed, we can expect the first results throughout Europe.

1.02pm - Jean-Claude Juncker votes

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The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker submitted his vote at his local polling station in Capellen. Juncker remains in his role until 31 October and, speaking about the last five years, said they had gone by relatively quickly. The current European Commission president will be succeeded on 1 November and his successor is yet to be determined. In an interview with RTL, he said that there is still a way to go before that succession occurs.

11.45am - Limpertsberg

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Just before midday, the Victor Hugo sports hall polling station in Limpertsberg had had a quiet morning. Not many voters had been in yet.

11.28am - Members of the Grand Ducal family en route to vote

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, accompanied by Prince Felix, walked happily to the Cercle Cité in the capital to vote in the European elections.

10.57am - An excitable atmosphere at Hesperange's polling station

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9.43am - JunglinsterVoters throughout the country will be familiar with these signs, pointing the way to their polling station.

8am - the polling station in Hostert (Niederanven municipality)

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© Patrick Greis

8am - the polling stations are open

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The voting booths are open up until 2pm! All Luxembourgers have to go vote (unless they have been granted exemption from voting, for instance those aged above 75 years old) as well as European citizens registered to vote.

A total of 284,000 residents in Luxembourg will be voting to elect their next Members of the European Parliament representing the Grand Duchy. Ten parties have presented lists of candidates for Luxembourg in what is one of the biggest democratic elections in the entire world. Throughout the entire European Union, 427 million citizens will be electing 751 MEPs.

Eligible voters will be able to vote up until 2pm, whereas more than 40,000 voters have already submitted their votes. These voters were able to vote by postal ballot and do not need to physically present themselves at their local polling stations. The number of postal votes has doubled since the previous elections.

Voters have six votes which they can give to an entire party, six candidates, or vote for candidates twice.