Right-wing parties make major gains in European Union elections

The European Union’s parliamentary elections resulted in major victories for right-wing parties in what could be a growing trend across the continent.

The National Rally party in France stood with over 30% of the vote as of 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, more than double French President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party. National Rally is led by Marine Le Pen, who ran against Macron to be president in 2017 and 2022, as well as lead candidate Jordan Bardella. The right-wing party’s principles include “putting an end to settlement immigration” and allowing companies to increase wages by 10%.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen speaks as Jordan Bardella, president of the French far-right National Rally, listens at the party election night headquarters after French President Emanuel Macron announced he dissolves National Assembly and calls new legislative election after defeat in EU
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