Recent Events in Right-Winged Euro-Parliament Turns Heads

Right Winged Euro Parliament SURPRISE

The recent success of right-wing parties in the European Parliament elections is surprising many around the continent and abroad, possibly even providing a bellwether for the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Over the days of June 6–9, voters spread throughout the 27 member states that make up the European Union have their say; and which gave a projected majority, with a count of votes yet to be thought as completed on July 2. keeps in power Ursula von der Leyen President — this time of ruling center-right on EU Council — European People’s Party (EPP) Group with 189 seats in total after distribution of total of 720 seats available – vote shaping from left to right across rest party Groups was by difference much altered compared before to this declared Constituent Assembly Session-progress has been published.

In Europe at least, the results could be a continuation of another global shift to the right this year – there are over 50 elections across 2017, more than any other year on record, according to the AP. France’s snap election was partially because of results in the European Parliament.

According to sources, the Netherlands has already moved to the right, with examples such as Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) dominating three successive wins in the national and European elections. The most shocking collapse was the abortive entry of other parties into a coalition government with the PVV, granting Wilders an official role in government but at the price of likely making it the country’s most right-wing since World War II.

Immigration has been one of the key topics pushed to voters by right-wing parties, according to a Chatham House think tank in London Voters also cited “real” concerns about health, housing and an ongoing cost of living crisis, among others, according to the polling this month.

Backing for Ukraine continues to be an important matter, but the think tank cautions that it is “arguably the least divisive foreign policy issue,” turning instead to the issue of E.U. membership enlargement-Russia’s invasion pushed Finland and Sweden into abandoning a decades-long posture of neutrality in favor of union membership.

The ECR scored 21 seats and it was the third largest European party secured by the Rassemblement National or NA party of France, who will have 30 Seats overall while even right-wing has a considerable presence in the parliament. On the other hand, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), the liberal Renew Europe, Independent and Democracy (ID) as well Ich Green/European Free Alliance (GUE/NGL) went each with more than a dozen seats.

Like the U.S. House of Representatives, the number of MEPs varies with respect to their home nation’s populace: Austria, for instance, has 20 seats and Cyprus only six. The most seats are 96 each in Germany and France, followed by Italy (76), Spain (61) and the Netherlands (31).