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Europe Is a `Fractured Picture' with a `Fractured Parliament': Schick

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Trumpism isn’t coming to Europe, at least not anytime soon. Right-wing populists had vowed to turn the EU on its head in these parliamentary elections, but they failed to do much more than hold their ground. Still, the continent’s political landscape is now more fragmented than ever and the pro-EU parties — Christian and Social Democrats, Liberals, and Greens — will need broader coalitions to rule these lands. The first showdown is upon us, as EU leaders gather in Brussels tomorrow to discuss who gets the bloc’s top jobs. Among them, Alexis Tsipras, the biggest loser (along with the U.K. Conservative and Labour parties) of election night.