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Editorial: EU elections exposed the erosion of Europe's political middle

The results of the just concluded European Union parliamentary elections weren't as bad as supporters of the postwar order of liberal democracies had feared they would be. But they weren't good, either. The nationalist right improved its position slightly, and the Greens and other left-leaning parties did better than anticipated. But the real news - and the real concern - is the continuing erosion of the political middle, and the strong showing by nationalists in Italy

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