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Finnish election 2019 and effects on Euros


jmcc

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Looks like the Finnish elections have thrown a bit of a spanner into the works with the European elections coming up. The Finnish People's party has come second and only one seat separates the largest party (the Social Democrats) on 40 seats and the Finnish People's party on 39 seats.



This kind of a shift to the Right does seem to be a characteristic of many of the recent General Elections held throughout the EU and it may cause problems for the current European Commission if this kind of voting pattern plays out in the European parliament elections in May.
 

Jack Walsh

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Looks like the Finnish elections have thrown a bit of a spanner into the works with the European elections coming up. The Finnish People's party has come second and only one seat separates the largest party (the Social Democrats) on 40 seats and the Finnish People's party on 39 seats.



This kind of a shift to the Right does seem to be a characteristic of many of the recent General Elections held throughout the EU and it may cause problems for the current European Commission if this kind of voting pattern plays out in the European parliament elections in May.

The Finnish People's Party have polled exactly the same as they did 4 years ago and the Social Democrats have now taken power from the centrist incumbent party.
How is that a surge or shift to the right?

No one is arguing that there is a 10-20% support base for far right parties in Western Europe at present.
But they are friendless beyond these levels, and have been now for at least 3 years.
And no one will touch them with regard to government formation.

They are well off peak 2015/2016 levels in Germany, France, Sweden and Netherlands
Afd are back in 4th place in Germany
Weirdo Wilders' PVV in Netherlands is now sub 10% after flirting with 30%+ in 2016

You are spinning BS that they are surging when in fact they are static at best in a few countries,and mostly well off their best levels in most Western European countries

We are stuck with these cu*ts for the foreseeable future and plenty will be elected in Euro Elections, but peak scutter was 2016, and it has thankfully passed.
 

Cai

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Somebody’s taking too much heed of the Daily Express (or some such publication which systematically lies to it’s readers every day).
 
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