What are the main takeaways of the results of the European elections, held from June 6 to June 9, 2024 in the bloc’s 27 member states? Results show a significant rise in the far right, particularly in Western Europe. Far-right parties came out on top in France, Italy, Austria and Hungary. They also scored well in Poland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, among others. Around a quarter of the newly elected MEPs belong to various European far-right parties – 178 out of Parliament’s 720 seats, in comparison to 115 in 2019.

At the same time, the Greens, who usually score well at the European elections, suffered losses.

Le Monde explains the overall results for the European elections and what they mean for Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission who is up for re-election by Parliament.

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