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Far Right-Politicians, From Marine Le Pen to Viktor Orban, Are Gaining Strength across Europe


By Jon Stone

05 June 2018

From Hungary to France, far-right nationalists are winning elections or gaining new ground across Europe.

Here is a quick primer on some of the populist leaders from across the continent, what they believe, and what they have done or want to do.

Viktor Orban – Hungary, Fidesz

Prime Minister of Hungary

• Threatening to shut down NGOs that help refugees

• Running state backed hate campaign against George Soros

• Removing constitutional checks and balances

We have replaced a shipwrecked liberal democracy with a 21st-century Christian democracy

Viktor Orban

Matteo Salvini – Italy, Lega

Leader of Italy’s junior governing party

• Has pledged to deport 500,000 irregular migrants

• Says joining the euro was a mistake

• Wants to end sanctions against Russia

The only antidote to racism is to control, regulate and limit immigration

Matteo Salvini

Heinz-Christian Strache – Austria, FPO

Deputy prime minister of Austria

• Wants to drive Islam out of public life Austria

• Threatening mosque closures

• Wants to end sanctions against Russia

Let us put an end to this policy of Islamisation as soon as possible

Heinz-Christian Strache

 Marine Le Pen – France, Front National

Runner-up in French presidential election

• Wants policies to favour ‘native’ French

• Says she would hold an EU referendum

• Wants to deport irregular migrants

I’m not offended when I hear President Donald Trump say ‘America first’. In fact, I want America first for the American people, I want Britain first for the British people and I want France first for the French people

Marine Le Pen

Janez Janša – Slovenia, Slovenian Democratic Party

Leader of Slovenia’s largest party

• Says country is run by secretive former Communist cabal

• Appointed political allies to press agencies

• Sent to prison for alleged corruption but overturned by Constitutional Court

Our party puts Slovenia, Slovenians first

Janez Janša

Alexander Gauland – Germany, AfD

Leader of first far-right party in the Bundestag in decades

• Says Islam is not a part of Germany

• Wants ban on public Islamic symbols

• Wants to leave the euro

A German or English football team hasn’t been German or English in the classical sense for a long time

Alexander Gauland

Jarosław Kaczyński – Poland, Law and Justice

Chairman of Poland’s governing party

• Says migrants spread infectious diseases

• Wants to ban gay people from being teachers

• Constitutional changes to give government more power over courts

It is absolutely clear a homosexual should not be a teacher

Jarosław Kaczyński

Source: independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/europe-populists-right-wing-success-marine-le-pen-viktor-orban-italy-slovenia-a8382766.html

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islam-and-the-west/jon-stone/far-right-politicians,-from-marine-le-pen-to-viktor-orban,-are-gaining-strength-across-europe/d/115491

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