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EU Parliamentary Election Aftershocks

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The initial results of the European parliamentary elections, which indicate a decline in ruling parties across member countries, have caused political aftershocks in the EU nations.

Preliminary analysis shows that the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) has retained its majority with 188 seats. However, the political tremors are due to the decline of ruling parties in France, Germany, and Belgium.

According to Le Monde, initial results in France show that the right-wing opposition party, National Rally, secured 31.5% of the votes, while the ruling Renaissance party garnered only 15.2% in the European Parliament elections.

Following these results, French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the parliament for early elections, an action described as a “political gamble.”

In Germany, the ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD) lost 1.8% of the votes compared to the previous election, securing 14% of the votes in the European Parliament. This sparked widespread reactions, and party leaders called the outcome “disappointing.”

Deutsche Welle reported that the Union of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats came first with over 29% of the votes, the right-wing Alternative for Germany party came second with 16%, and the ruling SPD came third with 14%, marking the worst possible result for the ruling party in Germany.

The elections also caused significant aftershocks in Belgium. Following the announcement of the results, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced his resignation, and the leader of the ruling party officially stepped down due to the party’s poor performance in the elections.

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