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The right surges ahead all across Europe


THE results of the EU elections are phenomenal. It was not just Emmanuel Macron who was trounced by a right-wing surge in the European elections but the establishment parties all the way across the rest of the continent too: a series of right-wing triumphs with Giorgia Meloni’s party winning in Italy and the AfD reaching second place in Germany.

Predictably The Times calls it a ‘hard-right surge’ which has sent shockwaves across Europe. The Telegraph hardly views it with excitement, heading its analysis ‘EU vote will drag bloc further Right than ever before’ as though that were a bad thing. Isn’t it well past time to rein in the progressive left and their destructive net zero immigration policies and ‘Brussels overreach’? I thought the papers at least agreed with that? 

Here, however, is a full list of the results:

FRANCE: Macron dissolved the country’s parliament and called a snap election after his Renaissance party was crushed by the right-wing National Rally (RN) party. RN was projected to win 33 per cent of the vote and 31 seats in the new European Parliament – double Renaissance’s tally. 

GERMANY: The right-wing Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is set to secure the second biggest share of the EU vote, over 16 per cent, in its best showing ever. The tally trumps that of all three parties in Olaf Scholz’s coalition, while the opposition Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) tops the polls. 

AUSTRIA: Voters dealt a stinging blow to Chancellor Karl Nehammer. The right-wing Freedom Party topped the nationwide ballot for the first time, claiming nearly 26 per cent of the vote. The governing conservative People’s Party (OeVP) won close to 24 per cent.  

BELGIUM: Alexander De Croo, a staunch Nato advocate and supporter of Ukraine’s regime, announced his resignation as prime minister after his party, the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open VLD), got only 5.9 per cent of the vote. The right-wing party Vlaams Belang (Flemish interest) made gains, securing 14 per cent, but trailed the New Flemish Alliance.  

GREECE: the governing New Democracy party got under 28 per cent of the vote, down from 33 per cent. Gains were made by both the socialist PASOK, with just under 13 per cent, and the right-wing Greek Solution. 

NETHERLANDS: Geert Wilders’s right-wing anti-immigration Party for Freedom was the biggest winner, claiming six seats – one more than in the last European Parliament.  

SPAIN: the right-wing opposition Popular Party (PP) appears to have scored 34 per cent of the votes – four points more than Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s centre-left Socialists.

Editor’s note: I must credit for the details above.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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