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The EU election

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Messi, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Messi

    Messi Cheesehead

    Apr 21, 2009
    Don't know if anyone have followed the EU parlament election, I have, but it's quite bothering to see that so many ultraright parties have gotten so many mandates.

    The right wing was most succesful, the conservaties. But the green also had a big succes since they got much more mandates this year. The red parties, the left wing, was going back quite much. In other words the socialist democrats but also the european united left. Personally were I hoping for a more red parlament.

    But the really bad news was that the extremeright was getting more mandates. However not from all counrties, even though many were. Might add that no ultranationalistic party was getting more then 3 mandates, but still it was a huge increase from the past election. Which isn't good.

    A happy, or atleast a big suprise, came from Sweden where the Pirate Party was given a mandate. The party are fighting for questions of integrity and so on. Even though they might not last so long as a party, will they probably make more established parties talk about these questions and solving them. Which they so far haven't done.

    In general were the election not a succes. Overal was it just around 40% who voted. Which is very low from the ideal number. Belguim had the highest number of voters with 85% and Slovakia had the lowest with just 29%. This is specially much lower compared to the goverment elections in the coutries, which might have to do with bad information and that perople don't take this election seriously.
  2. danielchile

    danielchile Cheesehead

    Apr 12, 2009
    I followed a little bit. The overal was something like 43%.

    The problem with the left wing or red parties in europe: their voters don' wanna participate. When you see the extreme right, they say to their voters "Today you NEED to vote". That doesn't happen with lefties. You just need to remember the Le Pen fiasco: Nobody wanted that old bum, but no one voted because they thought they didn't needed. On the tie-break, Le Pen got his booty kicked 'cause people got afraid that he could actually win.

    Another thing, the left wing doesn't know how to expose their ideas to the general public. They don't know how to address the media. In Italy, Berlusconi is a knuckle-head. It's one of the most idiotic prime minister ever. Italy economy stinks, their social development doesn't exist...but the italian left wing didn't knew how to put this problems in the media. They insisted on the berlusconi scandal.

    COME ON! This guy takes more pressure than Big Ben with that crappy steelers OL and yet he still manages to win!

    In Greece the left wing won.

    When will the left wing say "Look, this economy is in this state thanks to the neoconservative/right wing. They didnt knew how to avoid this situation. It's our time to handle it because we can"?

    Dark times in Europe again...
  3. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

    Dec 22, 2008
    Berlusconi is a facist! And he thought not announcing what the world already knew (Kak√° to Madrid) would help him win. HA! That's what happens when you have a Maescenas running the club, the economy is bad and there's no spending limit. It'll happen the same in NFL if there's more than one or two uncapped year.
  4. lambeauharrier

    lambeauharrier Cheesehead

    Dec 22, 2008
    In England, the rise of the smaller parties (UKIP (uk independance party) Green party and BNP) was partly due to the publics lack of faith and trust in the current main stream party's mps. The recent expenses scandal has really shed light on some politics the public dont know about!

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