European Union elections German Chancellor Olaf French President Emmanuel Macron Italian PM Giorgia Meloni got many seats

European Union elections: In the European Union parliamentary elections, right-wing parties caused heavy damage to the ruling governments of many countries and registered a big success in the elections held on Sunday. In this election, French President Emmanuel Macron also had to face a crushing defeat. The key to power in the European Union, which has a total of 27 member countries, now seems to be slipping into the hands of right-wing parties. The party of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni also benefited a lot. Her seats in the European Union Parliament doubled.

At the same time, the parties of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer have faced defeat. Now the membership of the Parliament of the 27-nation block has clearly become right-wing. In France, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party defeated Macron so badly that the French leader talked about holding assembly elections, which is a risky step. Experts say that this can cause more damage to his party. 3 years of his presidential term can be affected.

Germany’s Alternative for Germany has been dogged by scandal but still beat Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) came in second place, reflecting the party’s strength ahead of next year’s federal election. The eurosceptic party was projected to win more than 16 percent of the vote, its best performance ever. It won more votes than all three parties in Scholz’s coalition combined. The federal opposition Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union coalition came out on top with nearly 30 percent of the vote.

French President Emmanuel Macron also suffered a crushing defeat in the elections
Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party dominated the parliamentary elections in France, due to which Macron immediately dissolved the National Parliament and announced elections. This is a big political risk for Macron, as his party may have to suffer more losses. Le Pen said that we are ready to change the country, protect the interests of France and end the problem of large migration. Macron said that I have heard your message, your concerns and I will definitely answer them. France needs a clear majority to work in peace and harmony. Holding elections soon will demonstrate commitment to democratic ideals.

Vote percentage of these parties increased
Germany’s Green Party suffered the biggest losses, falling 8.5 percentage points to 12 percent, as voters punished them for the cost of policies to reduce CO2 emissions. Scholz’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) are projected to get 14 percent and 5 percent of the vote, down from 15.8 percent and 5.4 percent in the last election. The AfD’s strong performance comes at a time when Germany’s party is in turmoil. AfD leader Alice Weidel said on Sunday that we have done a good job, as people have become more anti-Europe.

Promised to stop illegal migration
In Austria, the far-right Freedom Party received nearly 26 percent of the vote, topping a nationwide poll for the first time. The ruling conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) received more than 24 percent of the vote, followed by the Social Democrats with about 23 percent and the Greens with about 11 percent. Chancellor Nehammer pledged to address voters’ concerns ahead of national elections later this year, including curbing illegal immigration.

Giorgia Meloni’s party goes strong
Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s position has strengthened as her right-wing populist party, Brothers of Italy, more than doubled its seats in parliament. Right-wing parties also performed well in the Netherlands, where Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration Party for Freedom is projected to win 6 seats, only 2 less than the total won by the centre-left and Green parties. Sweden, Denmark and Finland saw a decline in the vote share of right-wing and populist parties. In Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s nationalist Fidesz won the most votes, but lost significant ground compared to the 2019 elections.

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