Marine Le Pen, on the threshold of leading her anti-immigrant, anti-European Union National Front party to its biggest triumph ever, says she may be just one electoral cycle from becoming president of France.
Austrian conservatives kept the option to form a government with euro-skeptic parties and abandon an alliance with the socialists after voters dealt that coalition an historical blow in yesterday’s national elections.
Austria’s President Heinz Fischer asked Chancellor Werner Faymann to form a new government and supported a continuation of the so-called “grand coalition” that has governed the Alpine republic since 2007.
The Dutch Liberal Party and the Christian Democratic Alliance intend to reach an agreement today on forming a government with support from the anti-Islam Freedom Party, creating the Netherlands’ first minority administration since World War II.
Liberals and Christian Democrats in the Netherlands agreed to form a government with backing from Geert Wilders ’s anti-Islam Freedom Party, creating the first Dutch minority administration since World War II.
Liberals and Christian Democrats in the Netherlands vowed to cut spending by 18 billion euros ($25 billion) by 2015 and ban full-face Islamic veils in their program for the first minority government since World War II.