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Posted By: Iains
22-May-19 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Le Pen versus Macron. Round 2


https://www.france24.com/en/20190521-le-pen-seeks-macrons-downfall-french-european-polls

Polls show Le Pen's party, now named the National Rally, winning about 22-24 percent the election, a slight edge over the centrist alliance that includes Macron's party. she proposes unpicking the bloc from the inside, rolling back its treaties and common rules and turning it into a "union of nation states" who act independently.
Gonna be some changes!
https://www.ecfr.eu/specials/scorecard/the_2019_European_election


https://www.politico.eu/article/european-election-2019-winners/

Polls show the overall election outcome is likely to yield the most fragmented Parliament in modern EU history, creating genuine suspense about the precise shape of a majority coalition and potentially giving small pro-EU parties, like the Greens, more influence than ever.

The poll numbers, unveiled on Monday, deliver an alarming if not entirely shocking wake-up call to the mainstream, pro-EU politicians who have controlled power in Brussels for decades, but have seemed flummoxed in recent years about how to push back against a rising populist and nationalist tide.