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From The Political Fringes To The European Parliament

Parties on both the far left and far right of the political spectrum have made large gains in elections to the European Parliament, according to preliminary results released on May 25. Fringe parties won as many as 160 out of 751 seats in the chamber, up from 98 in 2009. On the far right, France's National Front party and the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) each captured new seats, while Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left made gains alongside the country's far-right Golden Dawn.