quinta-feira, 22 de maio de 2014

Populism gains momentum in the Netherlands and United Kingdom

The European elections start Thursday, with voting in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, two countries where it is anticipated that the populist right can important advances.

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), chaired by Nigel Farage, is given as winner of some European polls, ahead of labor, leaving the conservatives in Government, in the third position.

Farage has clearly anti-European positions. Defends Britain's output of the European Union and greater control of immigration, but however distances itself and rejected alliances with the extreme right of Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, which must also have major advances.

Wilders, leader of the party PVV, in Holland, is third in the polls and hopes a historic result. Provides form a new group in the European Parliament, with the national front of Marine Le Pen.

This is the first time that the European Parliament elections will dictate the Presidency of the European Commission. The anti-euro brigades and parties of extreme right preferred not to present a common candidate.

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