Monday, 8 June 2009

Far Right Gain EU Seats With Low Turn Out

The National Union Attack, the far-right party in Bulgaria, has been winning a big percentage of the popular vote. It has expressed itself against the rights of Gypsy minorities quite openly. In yesturday's European Elections Ataka gained three seats in the in the EU Parliament with three far-right deputies elected as MEPs. The popularity of the far right is a refelction across Europe and even in the UK with the BNP picking up. Unrest ahead for immigrants and ethinic minorities? It seems so.

The turn out for voters was very low, in one area of Yambol, out of 300 voters on the register only 48 actaully voted. This was expected with the apathy that Bulgarians have with EU affairs.

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