Marine Le Pen’s party has achieved the best electoral result of a far-right force since the Second World War. How does this influence the rest of the far-right formations in Europe? This video explains the possible and main consequences that the successful result of Le Pen could have in a country as relevant to the European Union as France. Different member states such as Hungary, Poland, Germany, Italy or Spain have political groups in a latitude similar to that of National Regroupment, which has achieved 41.6% of the support in the presidential elections this Sunday in France.
The advance of extremist forces is one of the dangers that threaten European unity. A clear example has been the war in Ukraine, which has ended up forcing Hungary not to support the line of the rest of the 26 EU countries. The French leader herself has considered her electoral result “a success” despite having lost again for the second time against the same rival. Do you have reasons? How does the Le Pen result fit into the European political context? What can it mean for the extreme right formations? In this video, Ruth Ferrero-Turrión, professor of Political Science at the Complutense University and Public Agenda analyst, analyzes the consequences of the French elections within the common European framework together with Juan Rodríguez Teruel, professor of Political Science at the University of Valencia and editor of Public Agenda.
Both break down the most relevant elements that must be taken into account to understand the far-right drift that the old continent is experiencing as a result of the appearance of different parties in the first political level. In addition, they break down the key factors that these forces appeal to and the possible reaction that the traditional parties could have to counteract them.