Trump Seen as Hindering Europe’s Populist Right, as Centrists Gain Ground

2017 was described as the year that right-wing populists would take charge in Europe, echoing the election of Donald Trump in the United States. But centrist Emmanuel Macron scored a crushing victory in France and the far right UK Independence Party is all but wiped out in Britain as the ruling Conservatives lost their majority. As Henry Ridgwell reports, analysts believe Donald Trump may in fact be hindering Europe’s populist right.

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