The next EU Elections are currently set to see major gains for Eurosceptic parties across the continent.
Taking place in June 2024, the European elections to elect MEPs will be the first contested without UK participation post-Brexit.
And the latest projection from Europe Elects points to major gains that will worry many Europhiles in Brussels.
Following a series of gains for Eurosceptic parties in countries like Sweden and Finland in national elections that resulted in changes of Government, a similar trend looks likely for the ‘24 Euro Elections.
In fact the largest overall party in the EU Parliament after the next vote could be Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy, who are on course to win 25 seats. The Europe Elects forecast points to Meloni’s party having more MEPs elected than any other party in Europe.
Since becoming Italian PM, Meloni has forged a close alliance with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, with the pair pushing for a tougher strategy when it comes to combatting illegal migration.
In addition to that dramatic shift in Italy, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally are currently forecast to pick up 24 seats as are the conservative Spanish People’s Party.
Also set to win a large number of seats in Germany are the CDU conservatives on 21 seats. That would be a decline since 2019 however.
The party set to make major gains in Germany as it stands would be the Alternative for Germany who could almost double their number of seats from 11 to 20, according to this latest forecast.
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The AFD described the European Union as a ‘failed project’ as they launched their programme for the European Elections.
The only left-wing party forecast to be in the top six largest in terms of MEPs for national parties is Spain’s Socialist Workers’ Party.