. 8 pm in tokyo 2 in the afternoon right here in moscow welcome to our to international i mean an o'neil with most votes in the fiercely contested european parliament elections m t establishment parties along with the greens on the liberal big wins while projections show the centrist bloc losing its grip on parliament. surprised at the night overall voter turnout was the highest in 20 years and over 50 percent. ok let's break down some of the numbers then in italy. right wing party the league is projected to win 33 percent of the vote over in france marine le pen's national
rally is set to overtake the party of president a manual mccrone with as much as 23 percent of the ballots and austria's ruling center right people's party has also received a certain continental support and of course the big and germany the ruling coalition will be dealt a significant blow despite securing 28 percent so far so how is this all expected to shape the european parliament for the next 5 years we are looking at a fragmented parliament with a style blish movements losing ground to smaller parties that's essential but all these dots are showing us despite the gains made by the euro skeptic and right leaning parties pro e.u. groups are still expected to hold onto 2 thirds of the seats the biggest blow of these elections will be dealt to parliament brown coalitions of center left and right they are set to lose their 40 year long majority charlotte dubin ski brings us more nah. well europe's waking up night of change where we sued the
established parties of the center right down the center losing quite a lot of ground in not election that of course could spell trouble for that e.u. grand coalition that's been the cornerstone of him since its inception it means that they will now have to leech out to much smaller parties if they want to keep the steerage of the european parliament on cool they was a soothing vote for anti establishment parties across the block with parties like the national rally here in france and a leak in italy actually talking the polls in their own countries well let's start now with the leak in italy where much of the nice holiday not only took the polls it looks like it's projected to gauge around 28 seats in that this election a couple of seats from 2014 and so the need speaking to the press after those
results are coming in said this was essentially the people in europe saying that they want to see a different other than the that you get your today's vote shows that the rules of europe are changing but it's not just due to the choice of the italians but also of the french the germans the british you hug ariens the poles in the swedes the danes a new europe is born well here is strong we will not be in love pens national rally party topping the poll of course we also top the poll back in 2014 this time very slow each down on their turnout from the last election but still a very big result here in france particular as many people were seeing this is being a referendum on president michel whose party came in 2nd place they would just pick to the post they are trying to brush this off as north despite the losses they were expecting. i mean the pen is now calling for those anti establishment parties to
form a grand law within the european parliament to be a stronger voice and she's calling for a new shake up of politics here in france. the president has no other choice but to dissolve the national assembly and allow for a more democratic voting system in order to better represent this country's majority political opinion the feeding of traditional parties and the polarization between the national party and the renaissance party confirms that the political scene is now split between nationalists and globalists and that's what dominates our political life there are also big wins for anti establishment ruling parties in countries such as poland and hungary while meanwhile the ruling governing party even austria also talked to the polls that we've more than 30 percent of the chills besting kurt said he was very pleased with that result particularly as it comes at
a difficult time for his government you are supposed to be facing a new confidence vote later today i know that a scandal hit the party just a week ago but despite that scandal it seems boodles of people in austria still turned out to offer him their support same you i'm usually not to the last 4 words but i'm almost speechless we expected a lot we were optimistic but this is a fantastic results and this is never happened before we achieved the best result of all time with the biggest distance from 2nd place of all time and it is simply a man believed to be other big surprise of the night was the green vote which is up significantly here in france and also in germany and the projection is that they will get around 70 seats which is quite a surge compared to 2014 up around 20 seats on that but the reality is the make up now of the european. parliament will be very different to that was
not just the last 5 years but pretty much since its inception and what that's going to do is it's going to make it very difficult for the old guard to continue to keep watch and to push things down that agenda. right there live in direct to germany were under go and m.p. for the left party joins us good to have your company andre yet as we've just been hearing there are germany's 2 main parties really feeling to perform in these elections their numbers way why are voters fleeing the traditional political center because it's a pattern we're seeing not just in your country. yes we can see it on where you are . specially of the traditional absolutely the all. of them their last 10 believe especially in germany and the real with me here is that we. really party. was very very strong and burma knew more than 20 percent.
and other european. german and other center in europe are up it was a very strong so even now according to my looters. the green party is even stronger than the right we use of. the neat so it's not the sort of the expected right we shift on the european parliament but especially of. the greek and the. new stand out about their rights under it but but if you look at it clean you look at france you know euro skeptic right wing parties have gone after their vote quite considerably also of course the green party does that leave your left party a little bit i had in the cold after this. yes we are we had this or that was the result and germany we lost 2 seats we had before with 7 seats now we have
and the main man. left. and we are we're just a bit. awkward by the strong but. we lost the spectrum there are a 1000000 we're not even now there. are reports not these right we shift as expected this european and the argument can be over who the big winners are but the big losers andree it is that center groaned isn't it the parties and is that a shift that brussels no cannot ignore will the new comers though and this is the big question will the mileage that have an impact and actually force change. i think there will be a new edition there was. a great coalition or social democrats and i'm
slower to this is not and you know more possible i think there were in. the green zone i think they were managed to find their way out so early rule to nobble talks. if you look to the spectrum of your argument. i think there are there will be a younger girl. so god or your. i don't think it's a it's a huge problem to manage this for the european elites but it but it is a fragmented parliament more so than at any time before from the start of the european union how does that shape the agenda and if you're looking at when the parliament gets up and running with these new people in power how do you foresee the new europe here. of course it's
a difficult question i think. they were one of the on me approach it a critical part what's what's plan for us a one of the projects to be stronger and the defense policy to have a majority vote. and the minister your boat and all this it was quite skeptical of. these kind of issue was i don't know if the argue will oppose us there are plans of having. going into the direction of european i'm not sure what what the greens will do. but i don't think that it's it's a huge problem for us as we don't use that address perhaps it's going to terms with the land or with the greens or reads a liberal view all of greece and social democrats and liberals are
going to though this is not nothing so all strange for us to do you know though do you almost have to look to your to your political enemies though those who are on the right if i may say so and see that a populist message went through very simply very clearly and people supported them do you know have to take really a leaf out of their book in order to get your support back where it was before the election. well i think this was many. years ago when we had a huge event on the refugee crisis and especially. under the specter out. there was the rise of a leader martin. and they keep raising under it. why not not only were they were stronger who are 2 years ago. argues if you look
towards the blue those. are not the solution to the crowds they are sprung up in other countries like in spain was marx there are we and other artists must. mark after this struggle we will not so strong as i was some expect that's ok understood that it's a we have to understand why they are right. or the left and the left made a lot of mistakes especially need to lead. this is still a problem under thanks for your time coming on the program after learning of what's been a very very good night on the european continent go m.p. for the left party in germany. let's turn to the united kingdom now an interesting picture forming there as well because the newly formed
breaks a party really have an astonishing night claiming more faults than the tories the ruling party the labor party combined topping the european elections well ali joins me live now from london surprising numbers for some for others this was expected but it different picture this monday morning nonetheless. in the build up to this election what the polls are indicating that the brigs and polity would do well on the newly formed party we should point out and it would appear that they have done as well as those expectations held in fact they've won by far the most seats in those european elections for the u.k. and as you mentioned they're getting more than the conservatives and labor combined and their leader. he's somebody who has been a really a figurehead not just in these elections but in the push leading up to that
referendum in 2016 for the u.k. to leave the e.u. and he believes he's been boarded by those results in those european elections and feels that the birds of quality can cope go on and be successful in general elections. if we do not leave the european union all of. them just as we've surprised people in these european elections we will go full would absolutely stunned them in the next general election there's a big wake up call to westminster let's see whether. the fortunes of the briggs party in exact opposite to the decimation of ukip they were the form of the pro briggs and pollux if you can say it but they've been devastated they went into these elections well in 242014. actions having won 28 emmy peace but since then they'd suffer the number of defections mainly due to the leadership of patton and his association with far right figures like tommy
robinson and a number of those continents shifting over to the briggs and policy who have now taken the mantle as the main pro brags that policy hit in the u.k. and in fact we can have a breakdown of some of the more prominent leadership all of that bribes and polity . now of course briggs it has been dominating the political sphere in the u.k. to the point that perhaps voters are fed up with it all and just want the politicians to get on with it now the 2 main parties here in the u.k.
labor in the conservatives they had. the tories of course gearing up to try to get a new leader in place and they're going through that process now the new tory leader presumably new prime minister won't be elected by the electorate but will be chosen by labor conservative party members it is also worth pointing out that while the birds party did well last night the leave parties in general did remain parties combined but the issue that the remained party to face is a splitting of the vote between the lib dems who came 2nd in these elections and labor the greens and so on including the s.n.p. who have done well in scotland so again while a very good night for. votes is on the birds policy in general it's not as clear cut to say that this would indicate that they would win any 2nd referendum if there was one to be held. to bring us right up to date from the u.k.
artie's live on the program. well we heard from a professor of european law who say that for many new nigel for whom she is the only political figure who can finally break the brakes of the. many people were sad about with the mess of the last 2 or 3 years and especially those who want to leave european little. me were very disappointed with the conservatives. floundering around never never land and quite clearly missed it for our. very simple and straightforward message i think britain has close if you the number of people the percentage of people who actually voted for the party who want a 2nd referendum the crucial question is what happens in labor will labor get off the fence that has collapsed under them a somebody said and i think over the next 3 or 4 days it is where we we work out. ok i want to move on but stay in europe because
a bit by the european commission to get social media influencers on board has left some of them might raged they like in the approaches attempted brainwashing. but i have the impression that i was in the novel 94 and people are convinced that this is good they're convinced that they are acting in the interest of the citizens of the european union so what happened well last month the commission gathered a dozen politically active bloggers in its headquarters they wanted them to spread the quote russians did it in their online post they also asked them to promote positive stories about the bloc. we're waiting for you to speak more about europe on your own we hope to convince you to inject the european angle into your communications because this is an important aspect of political life and we are not sufficiently present in the media. explain to us that misinformation is the use of real facts to spread political ideas that contradict those of the european union they will said that all this is organized by russia to destabilise democratic
regimes but fortunately european democracy is stronger than this but we were explain the basics we talked about generally accepted ideas about europe for example that the e.u. provides competition they said we're here to debunk these generally accepted notions that message was not to tell us that the european union fails to create competition at a global level but to explain to us that this is a good thing and they believe that the reason why many people support ideas that contradict their policies and ideologies is external influence but they are they acting out of the best of intentions. coming up south africa's newly inaugurated president values a new era but can he deliver after the break we'll see the issues he faces.
join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports i'm showbusiness i'll see that. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next about different clubs on one hand it is logical to go from fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprising and i saw one on t.v. . i'm going to talk about football not the or else you can sink i was going to the. by the way ways of the slide here.
while celebrating the build up to memory all day today monday the u.s. army offered veterans the opportunity to share stories on military service influence their lives on well they got some unexpected results how has some of the impacted you come back. p.t.s.d. severe depression anxiety isolation suicide attempts never ending rage it cost me my relationship with my eldest son and my grandson it cost some of money men so much more a. how did serving impact me ask my family i spend sleepless nights wrecked with guilt because none of the horror and suffering i've seen even matters because we're
all just grist for a pay mill run by med men because if i speak up and say and this war is wrong my battle buddies fighting their own demons or me do i get to reply for the dad they can't get any more my husband became an ex because of his p.t.s.d. then he got agent orange cancer and died my cousin died of a rad chemical cancer my other cousin is in remission from the seen thing at the moment and also has p.t.s.d. . to everyone who responded to this thread thank you for sharing your story your stories are real they matter and they may hope others in similar situations the army is committed to the health safety and well being of our soldiers suicide is a major issue amongst veterans despite the reduction of the overall rate of $6000.00 kill themselves every year mostly with firearms according to stats its
young service men under $534.00 who are especially at risk now they vice president of veterans for peace us say that many soldiers are left to deal with their problems by themselves. and in america people like to put soldiers on pedestals and create heroes out of them soldiers are last in their bind where they are being simultaneously hero worshipped and having to deal with really traumatic. experiences in the minds really negatively impacted my life and way is that i'm just not even yet comfortable speaking about it made it difficult for me to have a family i had p.s.t.n. depression for a decade without even realizing it is not anything now and wish on anybody to join the military and yet i know some for some people it's their only way to. get out of
where they're at it's no wonder this side rates are so high amongst the veteran happy because they're kind of intense experience when people are still trying to figure out who they are as a person is just it could only. make life more difficult for the individual. so the africa's new president cyril ramaphosa has officially been sworn in during his inauguration he proclaimed new era in his country's history one of the main problems the new president is going to face is the heritage of apartheid policy which ended in the country 25 years ago white people currently represent 9 percent of south africa's population but they will more than 70 percent of private farmland efforts to replay much of the land without compensation being launched by the government a special hour to report tells how that dispute brought further violence to south africa with some fearing that a civil war is inevitable. i feel that my life and the life of my family
members and the future of my children under 3. why doesn't talk just lose some damn to have i carry a weapon for 20 years already because we are murdered. brutally on the farms the problem that we face as a people. in south africa that also within the african continent. is the education of our country and the continent by a white minority that is right but just. because your skin is white there's definitely a white genocide. to. the politics of the country at this stage want to explore put a land without compensation apathy bridgie way runyan this country continued to take the lead to let people if we had to live by the way to ourselves
and advocate for a free and just society that perspective make people we must struggle for the 10 of them that people suffer in this country about half of the population lives in poverty in this country the old propaganda is that if ever you wish if your years of conquest you were a feat but we speak you of the age of conquest we speak of a dog that you are the white people i'm on i'm prepared to pay back my grandfather was that it on our family falls a brother who was killed in a uniform attack we are paranoid you can see their eyes. wide or so find themselves affected by crime and we also think we cycle on this believe that a civil war in south africa is inevitable we have 15 with a ticking time bomb. now
as it stands the next leader of the conservative party will become the 55th u.k. prime minister so lots at stake over the next couple of months but who are the runners and riders cross-talk the aunt's next. thanks guys it's financial survival. when customers go by you reduce the price. in elf well reduce and lower. that's undercutting but what's good for market is not good for the global economy. but whole existence to do something. they put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to be president injury. or some want to. have to try to be the person this is what them before 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested
always in the waters in the. first city. facebook and google started with a great idea and great ideals unfortunately there was also a very dark side. they are constructing a profile of you and that profile is real it's detailed and it never goes away turns out that google is manipulating your opinions from the very 1st character that you type into the search bar it will always favor one dog food over another one comparative shopping service over another and one candidate over another they can suppress certain types of results diced on what they think you should be seen if they have this kind of power then democracy is an illusion the free and fair election doesn't exist for the more we give them the sooner we are all hand.