Elections

Why young Poles voted for “national-liberals” 

Thursday 24 October 2019 | Frédéric Schneider
| VoxEurop

Poland’s ultraconservative Law and Justice party (PiS) held on to power in legislative elections on 13 October. But the real surprise of the election was the score of Konfederacja, a party even further to the right, which attracted a lot of the youth vote. We look at their motives.


Centre-right parties gain ground across the EU

Thursday 07 November 2019 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

According to an analysis run through the Stats Monitor, based on data by POLITICO’s Poll of Polls, over the past two months the European People's Party has slightly been gaining ground, growing on the whole by 0.7 per cent across the European Union.


Percentages can turn into music

Thursday 01 March 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The Berliner Morgenpost assigned musical notes to different poll results: a fun but effective way to present electoral data


Is the EU failing Tunisia?  in depth

Friday 13 September 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

On September 15, Tunisia will held the second presidential election of its democratic history. What has the EU done to sustain the democratic transition? In the face of political commitments and economic resources flowing from Brussels to Tunis, progress is wanting.


How European parties seek to influence public opinion 

Monday 27 May 2019 | Gerald Gartner
Markus Hametner
| Addendum

Climate, the economy and ­– immigration. The candidates and parties standing in the European Parliament election are spending millions of euros on election advertising on Facebook. We have checked the contents of around 35,000 adverts from five different countries.


Facebook has become political parties’ main advertiser 

Saturday 08 June 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Data shows that in the recent election campaign political parties spent millions of euro on targeted advertising on Facebook. The platform has almost completely replaced meetings and personal contact between candidates and voters.


Political ads on Facebook: who spent the most in Poland 

Friday 14 June 2019 | Bartosz Chyż
Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

Polish candidates to the European Parliament spent hundreds of thousands of złoty on Facebook ads. The most money was spent on European Coalition’s pages. Confederation, on the other hand, has clearly invested in the nationalist leader Krzysztof Bosak.  


How parties court voters online 

Friday 24 May 2019 | Marcel Pauly
Patrick Stotz
| Spiegel Online

Analysis: German parties differ greatly in how they advertise on Facebook. The conservative CDU targets individual regions, the left-wing SPD tailors its adverts by gender. The far-right AfD has a totally different approach.


It’s the fragmentation, stupid! 

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Cas Mudde
| VoxEurop

The next five years the European Union will be more fragmented than ever. This fragmentation is the key lesson of the 2019 European elections. However, contrary to the dominant narrative of the last decade or so, the old centrist blocs are not confronted with just a plethora of anti-system populist parties and groups.


Vox makes Madrid an exception to the European rule 

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Javier Bocanegra
Cristina Suárez
| El Confidencial

As opposed to their far-right European counterparts, who have grown in villages and small towns, Vox has gained their biggest vote percentage in Madrid and the big cities.