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Populist Parties Surging In European Union Elections

Marine Le Pen’s euroskeptic National Rally have topped the European election vote in France, early results published Monday showed, narrowly beating the centrist alliance of President Emmanuel Macron. National Rally, a re-branding of Le Pen’s National Front has taken 22 seats, beating Macron’s party by just one seat.

‘Brexit’ shock waves rock Germany and the rest of Europe

Opinion polls in other EU countries show majorities in favour of leaving. Ominously, the British vote galvanized far-right and anti-EU movements in France and Germany, the EU’s last two remaining powers, which will have tricky national elections in 2017 due to the rise in anti-establishment sentiment.