European right-wing parties look at the political price in the wake of the predicted big election win in the EU elections in June | The Gateway expert

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Top row: Geert Wilders from the Netherlands, Jaroslaw Kaczynski from Poland, Jimmie Åkesson from Sweden, Santiago Abascal from the Spanish Vox. Bottom row: Alice Weidel of the German AfD, Mateo Salvini of Italy, Viktor Orbán of Hungary, Marine Le Pen of the French RN.

A month before the highly consequential European elections that will take place from June 6 to 9, the mainstream media is in a bit of a panic as nationalist and conservative forces on the Old Continent are widely predicted to make major electoral gains. .

French lawmaker Jean-Paul Garraud, chairman of the French parliamentarians Rassemblement National (RN), told Reuters news agency that he fully expects Eurosceptic parties to make a strong showing in the EU parliament elections.

That would give them influence in Brussels and Strasbourg, but only if other right-wing and centre-right parties work with them – and therein lies the last hope of the current globalist and liberal leaders – that the forces of the establishment will shut them out.

Reuters reported:

“Opinion polls predict that radical right parties will win across the EU, including France, Germany and Italy, where many seats are at stake as voters are frustrated by the cost of living and energy crisis, illegal migration and shaken by a changing geopolitical landscape. alternatives that go further than the regular parties.”

Even if they don’t hold top positions, conservatives can still influence issues that are crucial to them.

‘Far right’ parties could effectively oppose failed green policies and of course curb uncontrolled mass immigration.

“Opinion polls predict that the two radical right groups Identity and Democracy (ID) and the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) will add 30 to 50 seats, rising from 18% now to 22-25%.

The support is not limited to a traditional base of disaffected older men. A recent German poll found that 22% of under-30s would vote for the country’s far-right AfD. RN’s president is 28-year-old Jordan Bardella, a telegenic poster on TikTok, the short-form video platform little used by the mainstream.

ID meeting in Rome
Meeting of the European Identity and Democracy (ID) group at the end of March.

So far, even veteran leaders like former Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron, a famed “political escape artist” who has survived many a crisis during his time in office, have found it difficult to reverse this conservative-leaning trend.

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Macron’s party scores around 16% in the polls, half that of RN. Being soft on immigration and crime, and sticking with failed, crippling “green” policies are all losing banners currently waving in Europe.

“The centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), the Social Democrats and the centrist Liberals have so far excluded the far right, dividing the EU’s top jobs and forging policy consensus. They are expected to have a majority after the 2024 elections, albeit to a lesser extent.”

Many right-wing commentators see the Italian government of Giorgia Meloni as a template for a new European power structure, with various right-wing factions working together to place the left in opposition.

Meanwhile, Germany’s AfD is suffering the biggest onslaught of legislative and PR smear campaign of this election season, ludicrously accusing them of Russian and Chinese ties.

AfD support has only fallen slightly since then.

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