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Adults in the room': Greens surge across Europe as centre-left flounders

Movement increasingly appeals to voters frustrated with traditional mainstream parties


 European affairs correspondent

Fri 19 Oct 2018 


In conservative Bavaria, Greens doubled their vote in state elections to become the second largest party. In local elections in Belgium, record scores of more than 30% won them several Brussels districts and left them runners-up overall. In Luxembourg, they increased their tally of MPs by 50%.

Elections in three European countries last weekend suggest that as the continent’s historic mainstream parties plummet in the polls and struggle to see off the far right’s challenge, for liberal-minded voters the Greens are looking like an answer.


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