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Far-Right Faction in EU Parliament Is Recreated as Bigger Force

  • Group that combines Salvini, Le Pen parties adds Germany’s AfD
  • Euroskeptic alliance to hold around 10% of EU assembly’s seats
Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen.
Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen.Photographer: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg

A far-right group in the European Parliament re-established itself as a bigger force after posting gains in last month’s elections, which further fragmented the legislative body in the latest jolt to the political establishment.

The faction, which includes the nationalist parties of Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini and France’s Marine Le Pen, will hold around 10% of the seats in the new European Union assembly compared with 5% before.