The Centre is Diminished

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From left: Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and President of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen

This morning.

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.

Centrist bloc loses majority in EU vote as Greens and euroskeptics gain, early results show (CNBC)

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4 thoughts on “The Centre is Diminished

  1. Mr. Camomile T

    Does this not leave the possibility of the Greens holding the balance of power, which could be beneficial for, like, the future of humanity? (The planet will be fine, if not better off, without us.)

    1. baz

      if your attitude doesn’t finish you I am certain the pious hysteria fabricators will.

    2. Clampers Outside!

      I’ve heard that idea touted by the TV pundits a few times…. remains to be seen.

  2. Cian

    Has anyone found any analysis on what the European parliament would (might) look like after Brexit?

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