Monday, May 26, 2014

Elections In Europe Provide Bad News For The Established Parties

The results of the elections in Europe demonstrate the level of discontent that exists in a number of nations.  With the exception of Germany,  protest parties won more votes than many anticipated.  The UKIP in England won 28% of the vote.  That was a larger percent than each of the major political parties.  This has not happened in the last 100 years.  The performance of the protest party in France was also unprecedented.  The ruling Socialist Party suffered embarrassing loses in the election.  Poor economic performance, and unhappiness with the effectiveness of the major parties, helped to fuel the performance of protest parties which oppose the European Union and the rise of immigration.

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