The nationalists have raised social spending and portray their opponents as either corrupt or fanatical.
Europe’s Far Right
The leader of Italy’s Northern League would rather go into government with the Five Star Movement than the Democrats.
On key issues, Florian Philippot was on the wrong side of the National Front’s electorate.
The president’s veto doesn’t end the ruling nationalist party’s attempts to put the judiciary under political control.
Law and Justice pushes through more changes to the court system that give power to the government.
That would mean emphasizing social, as opposed to economic, issues and learning to leave with the EU.
Leadership battles continue to mar the nationalist party while the abating refugee crisis has taken the wind out of its sails.
Marine Le Pen’s appeal has deep, historical roots in the country that invented the European nation state.
The Dutch Freedom Party leader has gone out of his way to avoid the hard work of government.
A radicalized Geert Wilders shuns the debate with other parties, who accuse him of hiding behind slogans.