UPDATED 25 Sept. The far right racist populist AfD enters the German parliament as it moves further rightwards, in the direction of fascism – through a series of internal faction fights that have now seen the shock resignation of party leader Frauke Petry.
Nine fascists will take their seats in the French parliament – three times the previous number – following the second round of voting in the legislative elections today.
Welcome to our live blog covering the 2017 French presidential elections – from an antifascist viewpoint. We will be updating the blog regularly as the results come through.
Marine Le Pen’s Front National is a fascist organisation – and it threatens to make a breakthrough in the French presidential elections on Sunday. We look at its roots and development, who votes for it and why, and the elements of its fascist organisation that it seeks to hide.
Wilders’ PVV failed to take first place in the Dutch election, although its vote has risen. But the most dramatic result is the collapse of the centre left PvdA after years of coalition government with the conservatives. Read our updated analysis.
Fascists taken 15% of the vote – especially worrying as the parliamentary fascist groups are closely linked to the armed paramilitaries who are “hunting” refugees at the borders.