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Rikupsoni

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#1 4 years ago

EUvox 2014

That's an European Parliament funded voting advice application. Despite that every country has a different poll, the questions are the same. Your main results are for parties from your own country, but you can view EU-wide results.

There was nothing surprising in national results, the usual. I stand as economically right-wing slightly liberal (although I have critical views of immigration, I don't mind same-sex marriage for example so those stereotypical mindsets don't often fit).

But I was surprised that on EU-level the most fitting party is UK Conservatives (47.6 %), then Danish Liberal Alliance (44.7 %). UKIP stood at (38.2 %). I'd be interested which parties you get on EU level, you can see that in one of the results tabs.

Maybe some of you North Americans want to give it a try? Just select some country.

–––––– According to some recent polls, European People's Party (right-wing) is set to lose some seats and social democrats would become the largest group. Radical left-wing and right-wing parties are also set in for gains. Early voting starts next week.




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#2 4 years ago

Closest match for me is the green party, which indicates that the poll isn't very accurate and more of a way to gather data on voters. It also seemed to me like there were a bunch of questions that weren't suitable to yes/no answers in this poll, e.g. "should you make it easy for companies to fire employees" - well yes, if they are bad employees, otherwise no.

Here is an alternative poll that got better results for me (liberal on first place), it still gathers data on voters though: Europawahl 2014: Welche Partei passt zu Ihnen?




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#3 4 years ago

I know what I would be in the UK, France and Germany already. What other country should I try? Which country in the EU has the most parties? Might be interesting to see what I get with a large group to pull from.


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MrFancypants;5736354Results for me (liberal on first place), it still gathers data on voters though: Europawahl 2014: Welche Partei passt zu Ihnen?[/QUOTE]

Yes, it would seem more accurate results for me too (for example now criticism of EU is more prominent in results).

[QUOTE=Red Menace;5736526]I know what I would be in the UK, France and Germany already. What other country should I try? Which country in the EU has the most parties? Might be interesting to see what I get with a large group to pull from.

Not that many countries are interesting besides those I guess, especially in Eastern Europe the party traditions are weak, as during the Iron Curtain only one party was allowed so they haven't had much time to develop. Another "problem" is that those applications have also fringe non-parliamentary parties included, some of which have no real chances of getting through anywhere. But MrFancypants' link had an option to see results for all parties from the EU area.




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#5 4 years ago

My views apparently most reflect the Liberal Alliance in Denmark. Which is great because it appears to be a new and fledgling party that is hemorrhaging leadership and might not last the decade.

Ultimately, this has taught me that I would apparently be considered crazy in Europe.


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#6 4 years ago

I got UKIP

and I vote UKIP (did so before all the hype, been doing so for 10 years)

First one of these surveys thats got it right.




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#7 4 years ago

Looks like the right wing parties scored across Europe, especially northern Europe. Seems like a lot of people are suspicious about Brussel's wealth transfer amibitions - can't really say that I blame them. Maybe the success of the right wing will force conservative parties to rethink their policies a little.




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#8 4 years ago
MrFancypants;5737906Looks like the right wing parties scored across Europe, especially northern Europe. Seems like a lot of people are suspicious about Brussel's wealth transfer amibitions - can't really say that I blame them. Maybe the success of the right wing will force conservative parties to rethink their policies a little.

Tasty win for the UKIP - apparently the media campaign didn't make the party seem bad, perhaps the opposite. I mean literally every time I opened theguardian.com there was a negative story about the UKIP.

Front Nationale was the largest in France too. Apparently FN has a lot better image in France than it does in the international media. The media affair reminds me of the Norwegian elections when the Progress Party got into the government - international media including the BBC ran news that "Breivik's party got into government" (because he was a member before 2002 or so). All Norwegians thought that was ridiculous because the party has existed for much longer and been established, regardless of political stance.

Also a minor curiosity (last elections it was the Pirate Party), now a feminist party got one seat in Sweden.

I know some big industry and climate change votes in the EU parliament have been tight before, so probably some of those new parties get influence. But how funny is the Lisbon treaty updating so that the EU parliament gets to say who's the commissioner - it should be Juncker but apparently the state leaders may nominate someone other. :D




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#9 4 years ago

Crusader;5736702I got UKIP

and I vote UKIP (did so before all the hype, been doing so for 10 years)

First one of these surveys thats got it right.

Mind if I ask why?

(Not looking to troll, simply curious as to what made you choose them over one of the other parties.)




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#10 4 years ago

Rookie;5737972Mind if I ask why?

(Not looking to troll, simply curious as to what made you choose them over one of the other parties.)

Chose the party I agreed most with (doesn't mean I agree with everything they say)

Doesn't mean I am a racist foreigner hater for voting them either (the woman I love is foreign)

Does UKIP have some bad points, yes, but so do all parties, in fact the main three I find worse in the bad points.

I've always leaned right wing in politics right from being like 13 (yes started young), But I do still believe some socialist principles too, as I am of working class roots myself.

To be honest I don't get what all the bad press is about UKIP, while people happily consider the tory b@st@rds "mainstream" when they're bloody worse!




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