News Briefs

  5/26/2014, Iyar 26, 5774

Far-Right 'Earthquake' in French Euro Vote

Voters dramatically altered the make-up of the European Parliament by doubling the number of MEPs from the populist, eurosceptic right and the anti-austerity left. Without waiting for the final result, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls went on television to call the result "an earthquake" for France and Europe, and senior minister Segolene Royal acknowledged that the far right's success represented "a shock on a global scale."