Bad news for Brussels! Populism here to STAY as voters turn away from EU, research shows


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European surroundings are undergoing radical changes as more people back populist social gatherings

The vote for anti-establishment politicians and parties is skyrocketing as a host of populations in every part of Europe backed them last year, data from the European Design Information Centre shows. 

Researchers said it explains the rise in favour of right wing politicians such as Marine Le Pen, head of France’s Substitute for National, and Geert Wilders from the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands.

The swing, dubbed “authoritarian populism” is on the rise, as more voters turn their rejects on the traditional parties and established values, the think tank found.

The report said: “There are no signs that sponsor for anti-establishment parties will decrease in the short run… it is not even particularly credible that the percentage increase will slow down.”

The data, evaluated the voting preferences of the 28 member countries of the European Union — along with Switzerland, Norway, Serbia and Montenegro.

It organize that 18.4 per cent of Europeans voted for an “authoritarian-populist” party from both the far left and far beneficial in 2016/2017 — seven per cent higher than in 2000.

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This chart shows how voters opted to vote on upholder ideology throughout the EU

And it mirrors the phenomenon in the US from the 2016 election, which saw voters deny b decrease against the establishment and vote for a candidate with little experience but much zeal — Donald Trump.

The European Method Information Centre said that authoritarian-populism is about both the Nautical port and right wing parties but is rooted in voters having a hatred for big universities.

It defines «authoritarian populism» as a collective word for the parties that contest the so-called European consensus that has dominated the continent’s politics since the end of Magic War Two. 

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Politicians like Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders have been spread in popularity

The report added that people who voted in this way had to «lack patience with the rule of law, want to «demand direct democracy the field of a more powerful state through police and military on the right and nationalisation of banks and big corporations on the pink. 

They are also «highly critical of the EU, immigration, globalisation, free buying and NATO; the use of revolutionary language and promises of dramatic change”.

Additionally they are anti-migration and against the elite.

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Choose share for anti-establishment candidates has risen of late

The study showed that 55.8 million people across Europe backed the domineering parties in the last election in their home countries. 

This has resulted in possibilities from the parties bagging 1,342 seats out of 7,843 throughout Europe — representing that these parties have growing influence.

In the UK, voters were initially protected by anti-establishment parties like UKIP, still widely credited for being successfully reliable for pushing Britain to leave the European Union. 

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Paul Nuttal, abandoned in his bid to win a seat in parliament

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There has been a thrive in nationalism throughout Europe according to his graph

But, at the 2017 elections, UKIP, which only ever had two MPs, one of whom, Douglas Carswell, liberal in March 2017, flopped.

Its leader, Paul Nuttal, failed in his bid to win a install in parliament and UKIP’s membership declined from 45,994 in 2015 to 39,000 in 2016.

Yet, from the beginning to the end of Europe, populism continues to gain pace.

At least nine out of the 33 bossy populist parties are in government — but not always as the largest parties — in Poland, Greece, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Hungary.

The on said: «Anti-establishment parties are also beginning to successfully translate voter when requested into political influence…left- and right-wing anti-establishment parties are here to slow. Whether or not their authoritarian and illiberal ideas will spread too tarries an open question.»

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