Europe has lost its election
Liberals, it seems, in vain feared the results of elections to the European Parliament
The elections to the European Parliament began on May 23 and lasted for four days in conditions of increased activity of citizens. 51 percent of 420 million European voters took part in them. The election was preceded by a frantic propaganda treatment of voters, which the mainstream media intrusively urged not to vote for “enemies” - “nationalists” who would “destroy” Europe, “sell it to Russians”, destroy the rights and freedoms of Europeans, not allow them to “enjoy” democracy and benefits "Open society".
In part, this propaganda, as well as the scandal around the Austrian Freedom Party, organized exactly for the elections, was a success. For parties such as, for example, “Alternative for Germany”, with the exception of a few countries like Italy and Hungary, only people with civil courage, patriots of their countries who were resistant to zombies, and able to see things in their true light, voted.
New alignment in Strasbourg
According to preliminary data, Christian Democrats from the "European People's Party" (EPP) may receive 179 mandates in the new convocation parliament. This is 42 places less than in the last election. This result is completely natural. With the exception of a few countries where mainstream right-centrists performed for internal reasons quite well - like Austria and Greece, the situation in Germany is characteristic of most other countries.
In the previous elections to the European Parliament, the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which, under Chancellor Angela Merkel, became a centrist party for open borders and “modern values”, received 34 seats in the European Parliament, now 29.
The same thing happened to the socialists and the social democrats, who had made a way to the center from the other side - on the left. Only in Spain and the Netherlands - again, because of the specifics of the particular domestic political situation - did they perform well in the past elections. In other countries, something happened to them about what happened in the Federal Republic of Germany. There, the SPD received 16 instead of the 28 seats it had previously in the European Parliament. Having lost, like the CDU, a person recognizable by voters and having compromised itself in the eyes of ordinary Germans with the “open door” policy for illegal migration, this once-working party is moving to collapse if it does not quickly go into opposition ... In total, the Social Democrats in Strasbourg claim 150 places - 36 less than they had before. This means that the "populists" and the Social Democrats will no longer have a majority in the European Parliament.
The results of the elections in the UK were also unexpected. According to the Independent, conservatives suffered the most humiliating defeat in their entire 185-year history. The second largest political force in the country, the Labor Party, experienced bitterness of defeat. The convincing victory of the "brexit" testifies to the triumph of the euro skeptics to the UK.
Pyrrhic victory for the “far right”
Under the conditions of polarization of voters in Europe, the winners of the elections turned out to be “green”, liberals and real rights. The right-wing superbly acted in countries such as Italy, Hungary, Poland, which, however, was expected. Even in Austria, despite the scandal with the retired vice-chancellor and the APS leader Heinz-Christian Strache, the right-wing get 18% - only a few percent less than they would otherwise have.
In Italy, their like-minded people expected a real triumph. The right and anti-migrant League, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, received over 34% of the vote, two more right-wing parties, respectively, 8.8% and 6.5%. In France, the “National Association”, Marine Le Pen, despite the harassment and the use of administrative resources by the authorities, scored 23.31% of the vote, beating “Forward Republic” of Macron.
In Poland, almost half of the voters voted for the ruling national-conservative party “Law and Justice”, keeping itself apart from the rest of the European right, except the British. In Hungary, for the ruling "FIDES - Hungarian Civil Union" party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban - more than half of the voters. Another 10% received the right-wing party "Jobbik." In Germany, AfG has gained the support of 11% of Germans and will increase the number of seats in the European Parliament from 7 to 11.
However, on the whole, due to the intimidation of Europeans by their governments, the outcome of the voting for parties of this kind was lower than expected. Right in the European Parliament, belonging to three different factions, receive only 150 seats out of 751 - more than they had, but not by much.
Who won the election?
The real winners were the liberals (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) and the Greens (European Free Alliance), who receive 109 and 69 seats (14.5% and 9.2% respectively). The latter achieved particularly great success in Germany, where 20% of voters voted for them.