Snowden Says Pro-War EU Politicians Faced Setbacks in Elections

Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower, has stated that the outcomes of the European parliamentary elections are a negative indicator for US President Joe Biden

According to Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, pro-war EU politicians have faced a “punishment” in the recent European parliamentary elections.

These comments follow the significant gains made by right-wing and conservative parties across the EU during the parliamentary elections that concluded on Sunday. These parties are projected to surpass the ruling coalitions of President Emmanuel Macron in France and Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Germany.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Snowden argued that the defeat of pro-war politicians in the elections is “not a good sign for [US President Joe] Biden,” suggesting that Washington holds the authority to determine the initiation and conclusion of conflicts.

Over the weekend, hundreds of millions of people are estimated to have participated in the parliamentary elections across 27 EU member states. Preliminary results indicate a substantial increase in support for conservative and right-wing parties, reflecting growing public opposition to the bloc’s policies, particularly those concerning immigration, climate change, military aid to Ukraine, and sanctions against Russia.

In France, the right-wing National Rally, previously led by Marine Le Pen, garnered over 30% of the vote, while Macron’s Renaissance party secured only around 15%. This outcome has prompted the French leader to dissolve the National Assembly and call for a snap general election.

In Germany, projections indicate that Scholz’s ruling Social Democrats have received their worst electoral results in decades, securing just 14% of the vote. Meanwhile, the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is projected to finish in second place with an estimated 15%. The center-right CDU-CSU alliance is expected to win approximately 30% of the vote.

Similar trends were observed for conservative parties in other EU countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has pledged that the bloc will remain committed to a “pro-Ukraine path,” as her centrist faction is projected to maintain its position as the largest group in the European Parliament, holding an estimated 26% of the seats.