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Right-wing parties set to win EU polls

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posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 10:23 PM

Right-wing parties set to win EU polls

BRUSSELS – Right wing parties targeted gains in EU parliamentary elections Sunday, though voter apathy and extremist groups could take the gilt off their victory in recession-hit Europe.

Voters from 19 out of the 27 EU nations — including France, Germany, Italy and Spain — cast ballots on the fourth and final day of polling.

Opinion and exit polls suggested poor turnout which could favour extremist parties, though it would not upset the balance in the new 736-seat assembly.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 10:23 PM
Also worth noting Some " 388 million people were eligible to vote in the world’s biggest transnational election".

Just what level of jurisdiction does this " 736 seat assembly " have ?

It is my understanding that as a whole Europe leans to the left , more so then the left wing here in America . Taking that into consideration just how far right does there version of the right go ?
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 10:35 PM
Let's just say that some of those parties make the U.S. republican party look like a bunch of liberals...

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 10:38 PM
Very sad.

Oh well

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 10:42 PM
Here is a link to another source's take on the story

Centre-right parties cling to EU parliament

"BRUSSELS -- Centre-right parties retained control of the European Parliament in an election that ended on Sunday with a record low turnout but which spared most big national governments from embarrassing defeats.

Partial results showed the European People's Party crushed the Socialists and would remain the main group in parliament, strengthening its ability to set the agenda in an assembly that passes many of the European Union's laws and its budget.

The governing centre-right groups won in Germany, France, Poland and Italy, and Green parties did well on a bad night for the Socialists, who failed to cash in on widespread discontent with Europe's handling of the global economic crisis. "

The article continues , follow posted link for full story .

[edit on 7-6-2009 by Max_TO]

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 10:45 PM
They probably elected globalists... meaning right wing... meaning TYRANNY.

Democrats-republicans.... both right wing extremist parties... towards TYRANNY.

There's Libertarism on the middle left... and constitutionalism in the middle.

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 10:59 PM
Read this earlier today here.

Think this is the death knell for the socialist agenda in the European Union.

"Tonight is a very difficult evening for Socialists in many nations in Europe," Martin Schulz, the leader of the Socialists in the European Parliament, told party faithful in Brussels via video link from Berlin. "(We will) continue to fight for social democracy in Europe."

Many Socialists ran campaigns that slammed center-right leaders for failing to rein in financial markets and spend enough to stimulate faltering economies.

Graham Watson, leader of the EU's center-right Liberal Democrat grouping, said early results suggested a rejection of the Socialist approach.

"People don't want a return to socialism and that's why the majority here will be a center-right majority," he said.

Just wonder how much of this was due to Obama's approach to this recession of federalizing publicly held banks and businesses to gain control over them that turned people off of socialism?

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 11:10 PM
reply to post by TheBandit795

The Republicans are a bunch of liberals. True conservatives would not run the economy into the ground by fighting foriegn wars they didn't need to fight or with wasteful social spending. Besides abortion, guns and religion I can't really see how American Republicans are conservative at all. That said, very few government currently in power could be called conservative... maybe none at all.

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 11:28 PM
reply to post by Ferris.Bueller.II

From what I gather, the people in Europe would consider Obama just left of center. Where they get that from I have no idea.

I don't think it has anything to do with Obama, but I think they are a little more in tune with history and know that you can't spend your way out of debt.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:37 AM
Oh, well. The voters have spoken. Get over it. You know, like the democrats in the U.S. needed to get over Bush becoming president. And the republicans need to get over Obama becoming president.

The pendulum continues to swing. Back and forth.

20 years from now the political landscape will look differently than it does now. It's a human condition.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 07:19 AM
reply to post by Jacob08

Well what I was meant in saying that they are so far right because they don't like colored people. IMHO the majority of these new far-right political parties would feel right at home at stormfront.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 12:49 PM
An example (Besides the PVV of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands):

The Jobbik pary of Hungary, it's considered to be anti-gypsy.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:23 PM
And this one:

Shame For Britain As BNP Win European Parliament Seats

These are dangerous precedents in Europe.

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