How Strong is Europe’s Right?

Right-wing parties throughout Europe are experiencing a rise in popularity. But just how powerful are the extreme-right parties in Europe currently? Below is an overview of popular far-right, populist parties in a variety of European countries and their latest election results.

Belgium

Vlaams Belang (VB) – Flemish Interests

Chamber of deputies (2010): 6.8%

Senate (2010): 7.6%

European elections (2014): 4.3%

Bulgaria

Ataka – Attack

Parliament (2013): 7.3%

European elections (2014): 2.96%

 

Denmark

Dansk Folkeparti (DF) – Danish People’s Party

Parliament (2013): 12.3%

European elections (2014): 26.6%

 

Germany

Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD) – National Democratic Party of Germany

Bundestag (2013): 1.5%

European elections (2014): 1.03%

 

Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) – Alternative for Germany

Bundestag (2013): 4.7%

European elections (2014): 7.1%

 

Finnland

Perussuomalaiset (PS) – The Finns

Parliament (2011): 19.05%

Presidential elections (2012): 9.4%

European elections (2014): 12.9%

 

France

Front National (FN) – National Front

National Assembly (2012): 13.6%

European elections (2014): 24.85%

 

Greece

Laikós Orthódoxos Synagermós (LAOS) – Orthodox People’s Movement

Parliament (2012): 1.58%

European elections (2014): 2.69%

 

Chrysí Avgí – Golden Dawn

Parliament (2012): 6.92%

European elections (2014): 9.39%

 

UK

British National Party (BNP)

European elections (2014): 1.09%

Parliament (2015): 0%

 

UK Independence Party (UKIP)

European elections (2014): 26.6%

Parliament (2015): 12.6%

 

Italy

Forza Nuova (FN) – New Force

Chamber of deputies (2013): 0.26%

Senate (2013): 0.26%

European elections (2014): 0%

 

Lega Nord (LN) – League North

Chamber of deputies (2013): 4.1%

Senate (20139: 4.3%

European elections (2014): 6.16%

 

Latvia

Nacionala Apvieniba – National Union

Parliament (2011): 13.9%

European elections (2014): 7.45%

 

Netherlands

Partij voor de Vrijheid – Party for Freedom

Parliament (2012): 10.1%

European elections (2014): 13.3%

 

Norway

Fremskrittspariet – Progress Party

Parliament (2013): 16.3%

 

Austria

Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (FPÖ) – Freedom Party of Austria

Parliament (2013): 20.5%

European elections (2014): 19.72%

 

Poland

Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc (PiS) – Right and Fairness

European elections (2014): 31.78%

Parliament (2015): 37.58%

 

Portugal

Partido Nacional Renovador (PNR) – National Renewal Party

Parliament (2011): 0.37%

European elections (2014): <0.5%

 

Sweden

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) – Sweden-democrats

Parliament (2010): 5.7%

European elections (2014): 9.7%

 

Switzerland

Sweizerische Volkspartei (SVP) – Swedish People’s Party

Parliament (2015): 29.43%

 

Slovakia

Solvenská národná strana (SNS) – Slovak National Party

Parliament (2012): 4.55%

European elections (2014): 3.61%

 

Spain

Espana 2000 – Spain 2000

Parliament (2011): 0.04%

 

Ukraine

Vseukrayinske obyednannia “Svoboda” – All-Ukrainian union “Swaboda”

Parliament (2012): 10.45%

 

Hungary

Jobbik – Movement for a better Hungary

Parliament (2010) – 12.26%

European elections (2014) – 14.67%

 

Cyprus

Ethniko Laiko Metopo (ELAM) – National People’s Front

Parliament (2011): 1.08%

Presidential elections (2013): 0.88%

European elections (2014): 2.69%

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