How will nationalists push their agenda in Europe? | Inside Story – Source – Al Jazeera (05/28/2019)

The far-right makes gains after the European Parliament elections but not the clean sweep some feared. A record-number of voters across Europe have dealt a blow to traditional centrist politics, with far-right and far-left parties making significant gains in the European Parliament elections.

A surge in support for liberal and green parties means pro-EU politicians will maintain their majority in the 751-seat parliament. But far-right and nationalist wins in Italy, France, Britain and Poland gives eurosceptic parties control of a quarter of the seats for the first time. Far-right gains were less than expected and won’t dramatically change the balance of power. But the EU parliament now finds itself more fragmented than ever. As pro-EU parties retain their majority, what do the results mean for nationalists in the divided parliament?



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