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The parties of the left and environmentalists rose in the European elections in Scandinavia – The far right fell

The parties of the left and the environmentalists registered an increase in the European elections in the Nordic countries, while the factions of the extreme right shrank, according to results and exit polls. In Finland, the Left Alliance party registered a spectacular increase, receiving 17.3% of the vote, four points more than in 2019, according to the results with 99% of the ballots counted. “I never dreamed of such figures,” said Lee Anderson, the leader of the Left Alliance. The party will therefore take three of Finland’s 15 seats in the European Parliament, compared to just one in the previous election. Prime Minister Petri Orpo’s centre-right National Coalition consolidates its gains with almost 25% of the vote, increasing its strength by almost four points. The far-right Finns Party, which is part of the governing coalition, fell to 7.6%, down 6.2 points. He will receive only one seat in the European Parliament. “This is a wake-up call for our party,” said Sebastian Tinkinen, who will […]
Source: News Beast

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