Far right ‘ready to govern’, Jordan Bardella says, as France braces for snap election – Europe live

Far right ‘ready to govern’, Jordan Bardella says, as France braces for snap election – Europe live

Not everything National Rally wants to achieve possible with Emmanuel Macron as president, Bardella says

Ursula von der Leyen has begun trying to craft a majority for a second term as European Commission president, after major gains for the far right that are likely to mean a less stable European parliament.

Von der Leyen, a German Christian Democrat, was jubilant after her European People’s party (EPP) secured 186 of the 720 seats in the European elections, maintaining its 25-year hold as the largest group and leaving her a narrow path to a second term.

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