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Europa’s nationalistische partijen
May 23-26, 2019 -- Wanneer Europeanen deze maand de gang naar de stembus maken, is één op de 10 kiezers voornemens om met hun stem voor het Europees Parlement te geven aan ultrarechtse of rechtspopulistische partijen, volgens een peiling van YouGov in opdracht van de Duitse stichting Bertelsmann.
The survey of 23,725 people across 12 EU member states in January 2019 found that 10.3 per cent of voters identify with populist right or extreme right parties. The study argued that people are most receptive to radical parties when they feel the mainstream does not represent their views.
Italy’s LEGA leader Matteo Salvini has formed a new right-wing populist alliance for the post-election European Parliament. The group called the European Alliance for People and Nations (EAPN) aims to involve at least ten parties from as many nations. EAPN has already attracted support from the Alternative for Germany, Austria’s Freedom Party, the Danish People’s Party, Finland’s Finns Party, the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia, and France’s right-wing National Rally.
Polls suggest that Populist parties -- already in government in Italy, Austria, Poland and Hungary -- could win up to 30 per cent of the seats in the European Parliament.