June 11, 2009
Here is a roundup from the European Journalism Centre’s Think About It blogging competition on the European Elections.
Marta Cerava writes about the elections in Lativa, which elected 8 MEPs. Not surprisingly in a former Soviet republic its Socialist parties would like to sit in the Parliament as Liberals, just to avoided the badly sounding brand.The recently troubled country has elected a convicted politician who also represents his countries Russian ethnic minority.
Helena says that Nick Griffin, the notorious leader of the British National Party has won a seat in the EP. I wonder what he will do with it. In her story she tries to explain how she had tried to convince a British voter not to vote him. A nice post.
Ari Rusila has a lot of facts about the election in Finland. The eurosceptic ‘True Fin’ has won the the preference vote race.
Slovakian parties have chosen a novel way to campaign: they have started amateur photographic contests.
In Cyprus politicians are shocked that only 58,8% headed to the polls in the election. In Central Europe that would be record high turnout. Athena Arsalidou says that many Cypriots have chosen the beach instead. I cannot blame them. In a few weeks, the rest of the world will outcrowed them from their own beaches.Dániel Antal