posted on May, 26 2014 @ 12:12 AM
This was bound to happen...
The French people have had their say and punished both the actual governing left wing party and also the right wing party by voting with a 25 per cent
score for the far right national front party on Sunday during the elections for the European parlement.
Eurosceptic nationalists scored stunning victories in European Parliament elections in France and Britain on Sunday as critics of the European Union
more than doubled their seats in a continent-wide protest vote against austerity and unemployment.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the breakthrough by Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration, anti-euro National Front in one of the EU's founding
nations a political "earthquake".
Anti-establishment parties of the far right and hard left, their scores amplified by low turnout, made gains in many countries although in Germany,
the EU's biggest member state with the largest number of seats, and Italy, the pro-European center ground held firm.
More here : www.reuters.com...
As in France, populist parties in Britain, Austria and Germany have also benefited from concern about migration and distrust of the EU.
For many people, this disillusionment meant not voting at all: turnout was estimated at 43 per cent, a tiny increase on the last European election in
2009, but a gain unlikely to convince the growing number of Eurosceptics of the democratic credentials of Brussels.
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Could this be the beginning of the end of the European Union as we know it???
edit on 26/5/14 by Rodinus because: Phrase highlighted