Far-right party likely to emerge in US unless Trump wins, says UK's Farage
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULNov 08, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Nov 08, 2016 12:00 am
As the United States 2016 presidential elections come to an end, the far-right British politician Nigel Farage warned over the emergence of a far-right party "like the UKIP" in the U.S. unless the Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the election, in his op-ed published in The Telegraph on Sunday. "If Donald Trump doesn't win, a third party, like the UKIP, will emerge in the United States," said Nigel Farage, the former head of the anti-immigration U.K. Independence Party (UKIP).
Farage is mostly known with his substantial support for Trump after he appeared at a Republican rally in Jackson, Mississippi in August.
Farage is seen as a populist who helped propel his party from the political fringe to an influential power broker. As the party has been in turmoil over the lack of leadership, Farage ruled out running for a third term as leader of the U.K. Independence Party following the surprise resignation of his successor.
Farage had stepped down after playing a prominent role in convincing British voters to part ways with the European Union in a landmark referendum in June.
Britain has seen a growing trend of far-right political parties and groups. Increasing concern over the burgeoning number of immigrants living in the country has led to an increase in votes for the anti-EU and the anti-immigration UKIP over the past year.
The far-right party won 12.6 percent of the votes in the 2015 election and gained an international platform this year with its role in securing the leave vote in the referendum. But UKIP has so far failed to capitalize on its Brexit success and outline a clear future for the party.