European election results are coming out and it appears that the anti Euro parties have had a huge win. In particular, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) led by Nigel Farage is having a big day, with early results putting him ahead of both the Labor and Conservative parties.
Although sentiment can shift very quickly in politics, the results right now represent a big shift in power, sentiment and momentum for ‘far right’ parties who oppose the EU, Euro etc. Although UK Independence Party (UKIP) seems to be the biggest winner, they are far from the only victor among the skeptics. Marie Le Pen’s Front National had a big victory in France with 30% of the adults under 35 voting for the party. In total, the party has captured 25% of the vote, which is the best ever for the party, and exceeded expectations.
Below is further live coverage of the election results from the AFP, as well as a separate article about the latest results from the UK, where all eyes are on the UK Independence Party (UKIP).
What happens next is an open question for the pundits to discuss.
See more below.
European election results: Live Report (via AFP)
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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) of Nigel Farage led the European parliament election in Britain after the first two of the 12 regions declared their results on Sunday. Nigel Farage’s party, which wants Britain to exit the European Union, gained one…