Europe Drifts to the Right
Right-wing parties have also proven successful in Scandinavia – the Norwegian Progress Party, Danish People’s Party and Perus in Finland have all become increasingly popular. After a string of successes at national level, Europe seems to be firmly in the crosshairs.
Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom and Marine Le Pen’s Front National recently announced the birth of a new alliance to fight next year’s European Parliament elections and to “liberate Europe from the monster of Brussels”.
This chart shows the performance of right-wing populist parties in European parliamentary elections.