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Strengthening of the radical right in Europe has intensified over the last 20 years, says analyst

The recently held elections for the European Parliament acted as a “thermometer” that indicated the growth of the extreme right in key countries on the continent, according to International analyst Fernanda Magnotta.

In his analysis, Magnotta highlighted that, although control of the European Legislature still remains in the hands of the center and center-right, the advance of far-right parties in nations such as France and Germany is a worrying sign.

Challenge to existing power

The French election results represented a direct challenge to the government of President Emmanuel Macron, who dissolved the National Assembly following the historic rise of the far right. In Germany, the ultra-right party became the second largest political force, surpassing even the Social Democrats of Olaf Scholz’s government.

According to Magnotta, this trend of strengthening the radical right is not recent and has been intensifying over the last 20 years across Europe, both in the Western and Eastern regions of the continent. “In some countries, this representation has become so large that to some extent it actually threatens to take power,” he warned.

Uncertain future

Although there is no immediate “panic”, as the centrist coalition still dominates the European Parliament, the analyst warns that the horizon points to a progressive strengthening of the extremist right in the region. “What comes on the horizon as a progressive trend is the strengthening of this European right”, concluded Fernanda Magnotta.

The electoral results therefore served as a harbinger of the winds that could be coming on the European political scene, with the rise of radical right-wing movements challenging the established status quo.

(Published by Raphael Bueno, from CNN Brasil)

Source: CNN Brasil

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