11 Nov, 2019 @ 00:07
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F-RIGHT NIGHT: France’s Le Pen and Italy’s Salvini congratulate Vox after far-right party becomes third biggest political force in Spain

France's Marine Le Pen was one of the first to congratulate Vox on their victory
France's Marine Le Pen was one of the first to congratulate Vox on their victory
France's Marine Le Pen was one of the first to congratulate Vox on their victory
France’s Marine Le Pen was one of the first to congratulate Vox on their victory

FAR-right leaders in Europe are beaming with pride tonight after Vox surged in the Spanish polls to become the third biggest political force in Spain.

Much like its European counterparts, Vox, lead by Santiago Abascal, promised a much tougher stance on immigration, which included building a Trump-like wall in Ceuta and Melilla – Spain’s north African territories.

But it has also vowed to undo gender violence laws and is openly anti-LGBT.

“Great advance by the friends of Vox,” wrote Italian League leader Matteo Salvini on Twitter.

“I bet the newspaper headlines are ready to report ‘victory of the extreme right, racist, fascists’…

“No racism and fascism, in Italy as in Spain, we just want to live peacefully in our own home.”

France’s Marie Le Pen, head of the far right National Rally party, also chimed in on the results, which saw Vox win 52 seats.

“Congratulations to your leader for his impressive opposition work, which is already paying off after only a few years!” she said.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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