Center-right seen winning 211 seats in European Parliament

BRUSSELS Sun May 25, 2014 4:54pm EDT

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Center-right parties were set to top elections to the European Parliament on Sunday with 211 seats out of 751, while Eurosceptic groups could get about 129 seats, the first official projection issued by the EU legislature showed.

The center-left Socialists were seen in second place with 193 seats, while centrist liberal groups could get 74, Green parties 58 and the far left 47.

The center-right European People's Party's leading candidate, former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, immediately claimed the right to head the executive European Commission.

(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak; Editing by Paul Taylor)