Lots of mini-Trumps around Europe – glossynews
On Sunday, May 26, elections were held to renew the European Union Parliament and in many countries, the best election results were obtained by political figures who in some way appear to be close to Donald Trump. The US President is now as important as those Genting bet codes to try and win the election!
The most direct reference to Trump came from Italy where the captain (this is the nickname given to him by his fans) Matteo Salvini, head of the Lega and Government as Vice President and Minister of the Interior, in his usual posting on Facebook showed among other things a hat with Donald’s catchphrase, i.e. “make America great again”. Next to the hat, however, there was also a photo of Vladimir Putin, another reference for the Italian political leader who led his party to have more than one third of the preferences in the whole of Italy.
Nigel Farage can also be considered a rather Trump-like character. Maximum result with minimum effort for the former leader of Ukip, promoter of the referendum for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Farage made the others fight, Conservatives versus Labourists, and his creature, the Brexit Party, received over 31,5% of the preferences in the European elections. And he asked to participate in the negotiations. As Trump has always done, Farage has shown himself to be the anti-establishment character, but certainly from decidedly right-wing positions that make him resemble, politically speaking, to our Donald.
“The Hungarians gave us the mandate for three things: first of all to stop immigration, to protect the Europe of the nations and to protect Christian culture in Europe”. This was said by the Hungarian Prime Minister Vitkor Orban, in a speech in Budapest after the triumph of his party Fidesz, which obtained more than 52% of the consensus. “We won the European elections – he said, stressing “the record victory” – and we would like to thank all those who voted for us. From the words spoken by Orban you do not find so many watchwords that even Trump uses or is it just us who feel the assonance?
The other trend recorded in the European elections, however, far removed from the policy of Donald Trump, is certainly the green wave that many see as the direct consequence of the mobilizations born from the young Swedish Greta Thunberg.
The environmental coalition in the Strasbourg Parliament will have around 70 seats, almost 20 more than before. The Greens were mainly driven by young people and a desire for change. In Germany, the Grünen, with more than 20% of the votes cast, have established themselves as the second political force, behind only the Cdu-Csu of Chancellor Angela Merkel and clearly ahead of the Social Democrats. In Finland the Greens has also doubled their support (reaching 16%, +7%) and are the second party.
An excellent result by environmentalists was also recorded in France: here the list Europe-Ecologie les Verts, the ecological party led by Yannick Jadot, is the third party with 12.8% of the consensus. In Ireland, environmentalists have risen from 1.6% to 15%: in the capital Dublin, they have even established themselves as the first party with more than 20% of the consensus. Environmental groups have also grown in Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.