“Contrary to what some have said, the extremes, the nationalists and the populists are far from attaining a majority”
According to Christine Verger, “even if they increase a little in numbers, this will not fundamentally shake up the internal balance”.
Le Pen and populist allies set to win big at European Parliament elections as ‘grand coalition’ of centrist parties loses its majority, poll suggests
- The centre-left Socialists and Democrats and centre-right European People’s party have run the European Parliament in a ‘grand coalition’ for 40 years
- But poll suggests they will win just 45% of seats in May elections, down from 53%
- Comes as opinion poll suggested Eurosceptic populists will make gains in the European Parliamentary elections in May