Salvini Declares 'NEW Europe is born' amid right-wing surge in EU elections

Salvini Declares 'NEW Europe is born' amid right-wing surge in EU elections
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This month's EU parliamentary elections were characterised by significant gains for Europe's right-wing parties, as the two centrist parties that had dominated the EU for decades ceded their overwhelming majority in the legislature, ONAreports citing Sputnik. 

The resounding success claimed by the League party in Italy, the National Rally party in France and the Brexit Party in the UK in the just-held elections to the European Parliament are a sign of changes in Europe and mark the beginning of a “new European Renaissance”, said Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, interior minister and leader of the League Party at Lega's headquarters in Milan.

“Significantly, as 'League' become the dominant party in Italy, Marine Le Pen swept into a leading position in France, and Nigel Farage in the UK,” said Salvini.

“This is a sign that Europe is changing, Europe is tired of being a slave to the elites, corporations and the powers-that-be,” he told reporters in Milan.

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