Salvini and Le Pen celebrate EU Election victories in Italy and France

Italy’s Lega party and Marine Le Pen’s National Rally both claimed victory after a dramatic night of European Election results.

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Exit polls showed Matteo Salvini’s Lega to be in first place for the EU Election in Italy, polling between 27% – 31%.

The party, which takes a firm stance against illegal immigration and is broadly Eurosceptic, had a clear lead with a third of the votes counted.

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted “thank you Italy”.

Meanwhile, France’s National Rally won 22 seats in the European Parliament, one more than Emmanuel Macron’s party.

Marine Le Pen celebrated by saying “thank you to all those who have mobilized: this victory, it is you who made it possible!”

European politics, as in the UK, is shifting rapidly.