UKIP 'strong gains'
There are rumours sweeping the parliament - and I stress only rumours at this stage - that eurosceptic UKIP has done stunningly well. One suggestion is that they have come second, with 18 seats. If true, Mr Farage will have a very big smile on his face tonight.
Another politician who should be grinning is Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi, whose new right-wing People of Freedom (PdL) party appears to have won almost 57% of the vote. A dramatic result for a party in government.