The Guardian has conducted an analysis about populism in conjunction with more than 30 leading political scientists. The research found that populist parties have more than tripled their support in Europe over the past two decades, challenging the established political order across the continent.
20 years ago, populist parties were a marginal part of politics, accounting for seven percent of votes across Europe. In the most recent national elections, however, they accounted for one in four votes. The following infographic shows how populism has become increasingly popular. Back in 1998, 12.5 million Europeans lived in a country with at least one populist in the cabinet and in 2018, that had increased 13-fold to 170.2 million.
This chart shows Europeans living under governments with at least one populist in cabinet.
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