From left: Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and President of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen
The current projection from the European parliament is that center-right and center-left blocks will end up with a total of 329 seats out of 751.
The lack of a majority for the centrist bloc — the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) and the center-left Socialist and Democrats (S&D) which has held power in Brussels for several decades — could further complicate decision-making at the European Union….
In Italy, provisional results put Salvini’s far-right League party in the lead with 33.6 percent of the vote. The party is on course to win 28 seats in the new parliament.
In France, Le Pen’s party came first with an estimated 23.5 percent of the vote, edging one point ahead of Macron’s party and gaining 22 seats.
Spain’s Socialist party recorded another strong performance following a general election win in late April, winning 32.84% of the vote.
In Britain, Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was in the lead, while the pro-Europe Liberal Democrats came in second. Both the ruling Conservatives and the main opposition Labour party suffered major losses.