RESULTS UPDATE Italy’s elections: huge surge for racist far right Lega as fascists grow on the streets
Fascist and far right parties across Europe are sending congratulations to Matteo Salvini, leader of the far right racist Lega, which has seen its vote surge in Italy’s general election while the centre left vote has collapsed and fascists gain renewed confidence on the streets.
Racist populist billionaire Andrej Babiš has won the parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic with a landslide, taking 29.65%, nearly three times the vote of his nearest rivals.
Updated 9.15pm: The far right racist populist FPÖ party is likely to enter Austria’s government after preliminary results showed it coming second behind the conservative ÖVP in today’s parliamentary elections.
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.