Far-right gains in EU elections rattle France, Germany

By Raf Casert, Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin
June 10 2024 - 12:08pm
Exit polls point to the European People's Party gaining five seats to field 181 deputies. (EPA PHOTO)
Exit polls point to the European People's Party gaining five seats to field 181 deputies. (EPA PHOTO)

Far-right parties have made major gains in European Union parliamentary elections, dealing stunning defeats to two of the bloc's most important leaders: French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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