Elections

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 Babiroglio
| 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.


Battle for Greece 

Thursday 04 July 2019 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Leftwing coalition Syriza’s rise to power in 2015 seemed to swept away the old greek political order. But a journey through the strongholds of these dynasties shows they never went away. Their power lies deeper in history.


Go Green or bust, EU voters say

Sunday 21 April 2019 | VoxEurop

A recent poll by IPSOS Mori shows that protecting the environment is a key concern for European citizens. Mainstream parties running for seats in the EP should mind.


European election data, displayed by Politico Europe

Thursday 28 March 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

A section of the news site is now entirely dedicated to the upcoming European elections, with in-depth information on individual countries, context and selected data, and useful information.


To be rich or poor, this is the “turnout”

Tuesday 26 March 2019 | VoxEurop

A data-driven story published on El Diario uncovers the relationship between poverty and electoral turnout rates.