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Shane Savitsky Mar 12, 2017
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The millennial surge fueling Europe's right-wing populism

Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Millennials are raging against what they view as a broken system built by their elders, but unlike Bernie Sanders supporters in the United States, increasing numbers of young people in Europe are latching onto a very different kind of politics — the anti-Islam, anti-immigrant, right-wing populist movement sweeping the continent. Take a look at the numbers:

  • France: Marine Le Pen leads polling among 18-24-year-olds with 33% in the first round of presidential voting — her largest support from any age group.
  • The Netherlands: Support for Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom among 18-25-year-olds has increased from 7% in 2006 to 27% in 2016.
  • Germany: Alternative for Germany's supporters are second-youngest among the country's parties.