European Elections 2014

62% of EU Voters Don't Care About European Elections

Politics » EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2014 | May 8, 2014, Thursday // 16:54| Views: | Comments: 1
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Bulgaria: 62% of EU Voters Don't Care About European Elections Photo: EPA/BGNES

Sxity-two percent of the EU voters are “not at all” or “not much” interested in the European Parliament elections in May, shows a survey of Ipsos-MORI.

It was conducted in April. A total of 8 833 people were polled in Belgium, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden.

Only 35% of respondents said they would definitely vote, much below the 43% average turnout at the last election in 2009.

The greatest enthusiasm was registered in Belgium (53%), where voting is required by law, followed by France (44%) and the Netherlands (41%). The lowest was in Britain (27%) and Poland (20%).

Far-right groups are expected to do well or even win the elections in both France and the Netherlands, potentially making them a powerful force in the next European Parliament. The right-wing UKIP party is also expected to do well in Britain.

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Vladimir K. - 8 May 2014 // 20:48:12

So to summarize, only far right people are voting? As obviously the general population has no interest in politics and do not vote, the whole concept of "democracy" is flawed.

I rather have a good dictator that know what they are doing, a good economic model and society, instead of a bunch of mixed rats with different ideologies in parliament.

The worst plaque humanity has even recieved is called "liberalism".

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