Europe’s Far-Right-Wing Political Parties: Between Power Sharing and Ostracism

Countries such as Germany and France reject coalitions with far-right populists; Italy and Austria do not; Spain hesitates.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With a huge leap in the November 10th elections in Spain, Vox became the third-largest party in Congress by doubling its bench to 52 seats from the 24 won six months earlier. By doing so, the ultra-right Spanish party has leveled itself with like-minded associations in other European countries.

In its rapid ascent, Vox was given a helping hand by the People's Party (PP) and the "Ciudadanos" (Citizens) party, who rely on the ultra-rightist votes to govern in Madrid, Andalusia, and Murcia. Europe is struggling between sharing power with the far . . .

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