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No revolution in the EU

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27.05.2019

Before the vote, Europe's large, centrist parties had declared Sunday's European Parliament elections as a pivotal movement and potential turning point.

And now we see that two thirds of the electorate picked pro-European parties. The takeover by the bloc's right-wing populist parties, which Italy's interior minster Matteo Salvini had promised, has not materialized. The bloc's liberal democratic model has persevered; though some parts of Europe exhibit worrying trends.

For the second time in a row, the French far-right populists have emerged victorious at European Parliament elections. In Italy, Salvini's far-right League won the most votes. In Hungary, right-wing populists are already in power and again garnered over 50% of the vote. And in Poland, which is also ruled by a national-conservative party, said party secured a victory as well.

Read more: EU election aftermath

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