Saturday July 11, 2020

Europe’s far-right parties galvanise across boarders

The fragmentation of the traditional vote across Europe is not yet in the meltdown zone

6th June, 2019
Viktor Orbán, the far-right prime minister of Hungary, addresses a rally of his Fidesz party in Székesfehérvár last April Pic: Getty

Never before were European elections of such interest to the millions of voters across the Union. Turnout in many countries was up considerably and overall turnout was the highest since 1994. Social media played a powerful role in raising the profile of lesser known candidates and challenging messages and policies in a new and more accessible way.

But never was Europe more vulnerable in peacetime, as a new battle centres on whether the EU remains a...

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