EU Parliamentary Elections: Left and Far-Right Parties Gain as Centrists Falter

Just as the Brexit vote in '16 portended Trump's election, the ascendant Progressive Left in Europe portends hope...

Democracy Now! - May 28, 2019

Green Party Wins Record Support in EU Elections as Youth-Led Climate Strikes Grow

The European Union elections concluded over the weekend, with centrist parties losing dozens of seat while far-right and Green candidates made significant strides. In France, the far-right National Rally party led by Marine Le Pen narrowly beat the centrist alliance led by French President Emmanuel Macron. In Italy, the far-right nationalist League party placed first, winning 34% of the vote. The party is led by Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. While right-wing euroskeptic parties slightly increased their power in the EU assembly, about 75% of voters still backed parties that support Europe. We speak with David Adler, the policy coordinator for the Democracy in Europe Movement, or DiEM25.

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