Key insights from the 2024 E.U. election outcomes

The recent election results in France are indicative of a larger trend occurring across Europe, with far-right parties gaining traction while centrist parties are facing setbacks. Two blocs in the European Parliament representing far-right parties, the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and Identity and Democracy (ID), are projected to gain a total of 13 more seats, surpassing 130 seats in total.

In Italy, Giorgia Meloni’s far-right Brothers of Italy party achieved first place in their country’s election, solidifying Meloni’s status as a rising conservative figure on the global stage. Similarly, the Freedom Party in Austria was also expected to finish first in their election. However, this momentum was not consistent across Europe, as nationalist parties in Poland and Hungary while ranking first actually lost seats compared to the 2019 vote.

In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s center-left Social Democrats were set to finish third, trailing behind the far-right Alternative for Germany which was expected to secure second place with a record 15 seats. On the other hand, Renew Europe, a grouping of pro-EU centrist parties including Macron’s Renaissance party was projected to lose 23 seats.

Political analyst Catherine Fieschi highlights that the far right has attracted voters who historically supported left-leaning parties in countries like France and Italy. Fieschi notes that it is not just centrists but also left-wing parties that are facing challenges amidst the rise of far-right movements in Europe.

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