May 16, 2019

Young Europeans increasingly turning to the far-right

French far-right Rassemblement National (RN)'s Jordan Bardella

ordan Bardella, a French far-right candidate for the upcoming European elections. Photo: Frederick FlorinAFP/Getty Images

More and more of Europe's young voters are gravitating towards far-right candidates, many of whom are under 30 and utilize social media to spread their messages, the AP reports.

Why this matters: Young, media savvy candidates have managed to make once-fringe ideas more digestible in a way that appeals to the grievances of younger voters, per the AP.

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