Sunday, May 07, 2017
First Wilders, Now Le Pen. The Centre Has Held in Europe Again
A great sigh of relief was hard through Europe when Dutch right winger, Geert Wilders, fell short in the March election, coming in 2nd, handing his party 20 seats in the Netherlands' 150-seat legislature. 13 Dutch parties won seats in that election.
A closer contest was expected in today's French run-off election. When it was all over the French right winger, Marine Le Pen, was handed a decisive defeat by centrist Emmanuel Macron who won over 65% of the vote.
Both right wingers were warmly greeted by America's right winger, Donald Trump.