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27/05/2014 09:44 BST | Updated 27/05/2014 13:59 BST

Non-Voters Triumph In European Elections

The European Parliament is pictured Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Strasbourg, eastern France.  The European  general elections in the 27 countries of the E.U will take place from May 22 to 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)
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The European Parliament is pictured Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European general elections in the 27 countries of the E.U will take place from May 22 to 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

Europe is reeling after swathes of non-voters caused an earthquake in this year's European parliamentary elections.

Non-voters topped the polls with an average of 57% across Europe. They scored particularly stunning victories in Slovenia (79% non-voters) Czech Republic (81%) and Slovakia (a whopping 87%). In the UK, non-voters also wiped the board with 66%.

"The people have spoken loud and clear," said the non-voters leader, Russell Brand. "And they have said: absolutely nothing."

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