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May 25, 2014 3:40 pm

Sensational European Union Elections See Major Gains for Far-Right Parties

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Marine Le Pen. Photo: Front National.

Guardian – France’s nationalist extreme right turned European politics upside downon Sunday, trouncing the governing Socialists and the mainstream conservatives in the European parliamentary elections which across the continent returned an unprecedented number of MEPs hostile to, or sceptical about, the European Union in a huge vote of no confidence inEurope‘s political elite.

According to exit polls, the Front National of Marine Le Pen came first in France with more than 25% of the vote. The nationalist anti-immigrant Danish People’s party won by a similar margin in Denmark.

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