Influencers, activists and an army general: new MEPs heading to European parliament

Intake of lawmakers after the election also includes some controversial figures to keep an eye on

While attention has focused on gains made by far-right and centrist parties in the European Parliament elections, this term’s intake includes an assorted – and often contrasting – mix of lawmakers. They include a social media influencer, a racing driver, and a former Italian army general. Here are a few to watch: