BRITAIN
U.K. Independence Party leader Paul Nuttall speaks to supporters on May 20 as he campaigns with the party’s parliamentary candidate in Clacton-on-Sea, in eastern England. (Chris J. Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images)
U.K. Independence Party leader Paul Nuttall speaks to supporters on May 20 as he campaigns with the party’s parliamentary candidate in Clacton-on-Sea, in eastern England. (Chris J. Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images)
The collapse of UKIP illustrates the peril of victory for fringe movements as their ideas go mainstream. 
Nearly final results showed the Conservative Party had lost its narrow majority, and that Britain’s election will end in a hung parliament. The result represents a disastrous outcome for Prime Minister Theresa May, who gambled in calling the vote, and has prompted demands that she resign.
Theresa May was supposed to win in a landslide. But she has stumbled, while Jeremy Corbyn has surprised.
FRANCE
Supporters of Marine Le Pen gather for a rally in La Trinité-Porhoët, France, in March. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
Supporters of Marine Le Pen gather for a rally in La Trinité-Porhoët, France, in March. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
For French millennials, the election has spawned dreams of a far-right revolution.
  • Apr 19, 2017
The National Front mayor made peace with Muslims but is said to have a fearsome approach toward political enemies.
Macron, a centrist, vowed to draw voters away from the extremes following a decisive victory.
Despite all odds, an outsider won in France’s ossified political system. How did he do it?
But she cast the disruptive election as a victory for her party and for populist dissent.
THE NETHERLANDS
Firebrand anti-Muslim challenger Geert Wilders came in second place, giving comfort to centrist French and German leaders who also face voters this year.
(Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post)
(Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post)
The Dutch far right is finding support in unlikely places, posing a challenge for Europe.