Watch part two
The recent European elections showed a marked shift to the right, with centre-right parties strengthening their hold on power.
Far-right parties, including Britain's BNP, also made significant gains - but so did far-left fringe groups such as the Greens.
What is behind these developments? Is it a true indication of the will of the people – or has the electorate simply become more apathetic?
Voter turnout for EU elections has continued to drop and is now at its lowest-ever level.
On Tuesday's Riz Khan show we speak with British Labour and Conservative members of parliament, as well as a Dutch minister to get their views on the issue.
This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Tuesday, June 16, 2009.
Source: Al Jazeera