She continued: "It’d be better if we didn’t have to go through it but if we do, we must do it in a very honourable, straightforward way so that people know they can trust us to play the role we have to play until the right conclusions or the finishing line or the acceptance of the agreement are ratified and we can move on." … [Read more...] about EU elections: How are preparing with six weeks to go?
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HUNGARY - Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right wing Fidesz party is expected to secure a strong victory in European elections, having won a third landslide in national elections last year on a tough anti-immigration platform. The EU vote will have little significant impact in Hungary where Orban’s power is cemented until the next election in 2022. More open is whether Fidesz leaves the mainstream European Peoples’ Party (EPP) to side with far-right nationalists in the new European Parliament. … [Read more...] about Factbox: The national stakes in the EU elections
The National Rally party of Marine Le Pen in France, defeating Emmanuel Macron's En Marche 24-22.5%, according to reports: "A vote for France, and for the people," Le Pen said, per the Times. Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which wants the U.K. to leave the EU without a deal, was in first place, with 32% of the vote, according to Bloomberg. Matteo Salvini, an anti-immigrant populist, saw his League come in first at 30%, per exit polls, AP reported. The story in Germany was a bit different as the Greens did well, finishing second (20.5% of the vote) to Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Union bloc (28.9%), according to CNBC. … [Read more...] about Right Parties Win in EU Elections: UK, France, Italy
Brexiteer MP Peter Bone told the paper: "It’s a complete waste of public money because there is absolutely no need for these elections, and it should be spent on things people care about, whether that’s operations in hospitals or more police on the streets." … [Read more...] about Price tag of the EU elections no one wants soars by another £50m
"The picture is most stark when we split out Leave and Remain voters - while 63% of Leavers say they will vote for the Brexit Party in the European elections, the most popular party among Remainers (still Labour) only has 31% versus 22% for the Lib Dems and 14% for the Greens. … [Read more...] about Brexit Party doubles lead over Labour in EU elections poll