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European elections: Bid to increase voter turnout

28 February 2014 Last updated at 15:08 GMT

Turnout at the European elections has fallen every time since they were first held in 1979, but there are efforts to increase interest this May.

BBC Europe correspondent Chris Morris explains how voters are set to get more of a say in who gets the top jobs, even though most people in Britain probably know little about the candidates.

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