eurosceptic anti-immigration populist parties close in on winning Belgium | Eastern North Carolina Now

follows big win by populist anti-immigration right in neighboring Holland


Belgium's national capital of Brussels is also adminstrative capital of the European Union, but this relationship may become very strained if Belgians vote in their June 2024 election the way polls are showing currently. 

Two populist / nationalist anti-immigration and eurosceptic parties, Vlaams Balang and the New Flemish Alliance, are surging in the polls and between them polling just under fifty percent of the national vote.  Both parties also advocate that the nation be divided with the much more populous and economically developed Dutch-speaking Flanders, including the capital Brussels, separating from the less successful and less populated French-speaking Waloonia, although the two parties do not agree on timetables for that division.

The two populist right parties are on the knife edge of obtaining a majority between themselves, but if they fall just short, there are two traditional center-right parties that could potentially provide a coalition partner.

Opposition to illegal immigration is a big issue in Belgium, as it was in the Dutch election, but so is opposition to increasing EU control of national affairs, and to the EU "green" regulations that are driving up energy prices.  Both populist parties want to significantly whittle down the power of the EU.

Belgium belonged to Spain for several centuries when it was known as the Spanish Netherlands, and then to Austria for almost a century, being known as the Austrian Netherlands up to the Napoleonic Wars.  It was awarded to the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Congress of Vienna after the Napoleonic Wars but seceded in 1830 and became an independent country.

Belgium is not the only European country voting in 2024 where the populist / nationalist anti-immigration right is surging.  Portugal will vote in March in a snap election for parliament after the Socialist prime minister was caught in a corruption scandal involving green energy and his government fell.  Polls are showing the populist / nationalist anti-immigration Chega Party doubling its vote, and likely to be able to form a majority government with the country's traditional right.

Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )


( January 1st, 2024 @ 9:45 am )
Illegal immigration is also likely to have a big impact on elections to the EU parliament, also due in 2024. Polls taken across all the nations in the EU show a big increase in vote for populist / nationalist anti-immigration parties, while the traditional right holds the ground it has, and the socialists, liberals, and greens will suffer big losses. The polls show that it is likely that a combination of the traditional right and the populist / nationalist anti-immigration right will hold a solid majority in the new EU parliament. Public disgust at the invasion of Europe by Third World illegal alien "asylum seekers" is at the heart of the rise of the populist right, although other issues like the idiot "green" regulations of the EU also play a role.

Abuse of the Jail Rant & Rave, Editorials, Beaufort Observer, Op-Ed & Politics Democrat plant seeks to succeed Folwell as NC State Treasurer on GOP line


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

It is time we elected new board members who will speak up for the people
Short of some unforeseen catastrophe Trump will win easily.
Former President Donald Trump once again addressed the proposed transition policies in the Heritage Foundation’s “Project 2025,” saying in a social media post on Wednesday night that Democrats are trying to deceptively “hook” him with those proposals.
Obama led defenstration of Biden succeeds; party bosses control nomination
wokeness including DEI an CRT are pervasive under Biden DOD
After yet another deadly attack perpetrated by a deranged leftist, this time coming an inch away from killing President Trump, the FBI was left briefly wondering if maybe they had been investigating the wrong people.
Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy told The Daily Wire on Monday that he would “strongly consider” replacing J.D. Vance as U.S. senator from Ohio now that former President Donald Trump has picked Vance to be his running mate for the 2024 election.
For the second year in a row, Raleigh was ranked as the overall best place for veterans to live in the United States, according to a WalletHub report. Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem came in 26th, 35th, 48th, and 51st overall, respectively.


DNC denied primary debates and rigged primaries for Biden
Less than 24 hours after a failed assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump — which left one bystander dead and three others, including Trump, injured — The Atlantic’s David Frum blamed the violence on the former president and his supporters.
The Biden campaign fired back at actor George Clooney on Wednesday after Clooney called for President Joe Biden to drop out of the presidential race, suggesting that the 81-year-old president has better stamina than Clooney.
In a controversial new episode of Paw Patrol that aired this week on Nick Jr., Chase gets neutered so he can become the world's first transgender pup.
Ray Epps, the man accused by many of being involved with federal law enforcement during the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, said over the weekend that Fox News host Tucker Carlson was “obsessed” with him and trying to ruin his life.
Cotton has been mentioned as a possible running mate for former President Donald Trump.
In order to let President Biden feel like he is still working, the White House has installed a "Touch-And-Learn" activity desk for Biden to play at while First Lady Jill Biden runs the country.


Former President Donald Trump said during a radio hit on Friday that he would be willing to take a cognitive test alongside President Joe Biden to let voters see the mental state of each presidential candidate.
wife of Washington Post's Max Boot indicted under Foreign Agents Registration Act
NBC News’ Chuck Todd said Tuesday that Biden’s declining cognitive health has been an “open secret” for years, revealing that a senior cabinet member from the Biden administration suggested in 2022 that the president cannot run for reelection.
Democrats pushing offshore wind are a theat to NC beaches as well


Back to Top