European Nations Lean Right in Attempt To Stabilize Economies
(TargetLiberty.org) – Contrary to popular belief, Europe isn’t run by socialists, but it’s definitely to the left of the US mainstream. At least, it was. Recent elections have seen the continent swing to the Right as voters get tired of letting Liberals play at economics.
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On Sunday, Italian voters threw out the center-left government led by Mario Draghi, who was appointed by the European Union last year. The country’s new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, is the leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party. Last week, Sweden elected a right-wing coalition whose largest member is the hard-right Sweden Democrats.
France’s hard-right Marine Le Pen lost the country’s presidential election in April, but cut President Macron’s lead significantly. In early September, Britain’s Conservative Party replaced centrist Boris Johnson with right-wing Thatcherite Liz Truss as Prime Minister. Poland and Hungary have been ruled by hard-right nationalist parties for almost a decade. Europe is abandoning the center-left and becoming much more conservative — but why?
Inflation is hitting the US hard, but it’s hitting Europe much harder, and voters seem tired of big government, tax-and-spend ideology. They want a return to economic growth, and right-wing parties have a better reputation for delivering the goods. There’s also real fear of Russian aggression — several EU countries border Russia or Belarus — and a growing backlash against mass immigration, woke dogma, and imported US culture wars.
For most of the 21st century, Europeans have been content to let the center-left run things. Now it looks like they’ve had enough.
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