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The parties of the left and environmentalists rose in the European elections in Scandinavia – The far right fell

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European elections in the Scandinavian countries while far-right parties have shrunk, according to results and exit polls.

In Finland, the Left Alliance party recorded a spectacular rise, taking the 17.3% of the vote, four points more than in 2019, according to results with 99% of ballots counted.

“I never dreamed of such percentages,” said Lee Anderson, the leader of the Left Alliance.

The party will therefore take three of Finland's 15 seats in the European Parliament, up from just one in the previous election.

Prime Minister Petri Orpo's centre-right National Coalition consolidates its gains with almost 25% of the vote, increasing its strength by almost four points.

The far-right Finns Party, which is part of the governing coalition, slipped to 7.6%, down 6.2 points. He will receive only one seat in the European Parliament.

“This is a wake-up call for our party,” said Sebastian Tinkinen, who will be the only one elected, speaking on public broadcaster Yle.

In Sweden, the Greens are up 4.2 points and they get 15.7%, according to an exit poll for the SVT television network.

The Left Party is also up (+4 points to 10.7%), while the far-right Sweden Democrats are falling by 1.4 points to 13.9%.

The Social Democrats hold their position and remain in the lead with 23.1%.

In Denmark, in a particularly divided political environment, the People's Socialist Party is in the lead and with a clear increase of 5.2 points compared to 2019, taking 18.4% of the vote, according to an exit poll, as broadcast by DR public television.

The social democratic party, head of the coalition government, is said to be falling to 15.4% The two parties are expected to get three seats each among Denmark's 15 seats.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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