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Europe’s far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains

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Europe’s nationalist parties capitalized during the European Parliament election on voter disquiet over spiraling prices, migration and the cost of the green transition and will now seek to translate their seat gains into influence over EU policy.

Nationalist, populist and euroskeptic parties were on course to win just under a quarter of the seats in the EU assembly, according to the chamber’s own projections.

It reflects a growing trend in the West to turn from the mainstream and status quo toward more far-right alternatives, such as former and possibly future U.S. President Donald Trump.

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