Protest parties surge in EU Parliament vote from UK to Greece

Protest parties racked up gains across the EU in elections to the bloc’s parliament, turning the assembly designed to unite Europe into an echo chamber for politicians who want to tear it apart.

26th May, 2014
Anti-establishment parties won 30 per cent of the Europe-wide vote

Protest parties racked up gains across the 28-nation European Union in elections to the bloc’s Parliament, turning the assembly designed to unite Europe into an echo chamber for politicians who want to tear it apart.

The anti-establishment wave hit hardest in France, Greece and the UK, undermining the leaders of those countries and making it more difficult to steer the EU as a whole.

In all, anti-establishment parties won 30 per cent of...

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