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(by Kyle Rogers)

Will the rise of the European right-wing across Europe translate into a massive right-wing victory this June?

From wikipedia…

Elections to the European Parliament will be held in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) between 4 and 7 June 2009,[1][2][3] the actual polling days varying from country to country according to local custom: in the United Kingdom, for instance, voting will take place on 4 June, a Thursday.[4] More than 700 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be elected by proportional representation to represent some 515,000,000[citation needed] EU citizens, making these the biggest trans-national elections in history.

The current situation in the EU.

Christian Democrats – Center Right – 288 members
Socialist Group – Socialist/Left – 221 members
Alliance of Liberals – Left-wing – 100 members
Union of Eur. for Nations – Right-wing/Euroskeptic – 44 members
Green Parties – Far-left – 43 members
United Left – Communist Parties – 41 members
Independence – Right-wing/Euroskeptic – 21 members
Unattached – Mostly Right-Wing – 30 members (Includes 18 members of the unofficial far-right Identity, Sovereignty, and Tradition group).

June elections will be the first election for most members in five years. During these past five years, center-right parties aligned with the Christian Democrats, right-wing, and so-called “far-right” parties have been steadily gaining in national, regional, and local elections across Europe. Socialist, Communist, and Leftist parties have been steadily waning. The June elections could spell a huge swing to the right. A party must gain 5% of the vote in their nation to get representation. The British National Party and a cartel of multiple German right-wing parties are poised to gain their first EU seats.

The so called “far-right” is now includes the largest political parties in Flanders (Northern Belgium) and parts of Austria. Nationwide a cartel of two far-right parties in Austria won 29% of the Austrian parliament giving them the second largest block. In Britain the BNP has gone from obscurity ten years ago to winning between 5%-15% of the vote all over England. They are now running candidates in Wales and Scotland as well. Italy, Denmark, and Poland are now run by center-right coalitions that include once marginalized “far-right” parties. Several German states now have far-right parties in their state parliaments. Even France has made a large move to the right. The political climates have changed dramatically.