Anti-immigration parties see gains in Nordic countries

The anti-immigration Danish People's Party became the country's biggest party in Europe, echoing successes for the political right across much of the bloc in elections to the European Parliament, preliminary results show.

While the Nordic region remains liberal and open, right wing parties' portrayal of welfare benefits under threat from immigration have struck a chord with some voters, also helping the Sweden Democrats to win EU seats for the first time.

Finland's right wing The Finns Party, won a second EU seat, but fell short of pre-vote forecasts, preliminary results showed.

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