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EU elections: populist right makes gains but pro-European centre holds



Far right celebrates in France, Germany and Austria, but mainstream centre parties on course to hold majorityMacron to dissolve French parliament after crushing loss to far rightResults tracker – liveIt wasn’t just in France that the far right was celebrating on Sunday night. In Germany and Austria, parties on the populist right made stunning gains in the European elections – but despite that, the pro-European centre appeared to have held in a set of results likely to complicate EU lawmaking.In France, Emmanuel Macron called snap legislative elections after a crushing defeat of his allies by Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally, while in Germany, Olaf Scholz’s coalition had a bad night as the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) made significant gains. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/09/eu-elections-populist-right-makes-gains-but-pro-european-centre-holds

Author : Jennifer Rankin , Lisa O’Carroll and Lili Bayer in Brussels

Publish date : 2024-06-10 00:13:05

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