Consistent voting choices

Marina and Fretz ended up with 2.45 million votes, and 21,000 members and became more known because of their commitment to not taking money from lobbyists. But are their votes a means to an…

Consistent voting choices

Marina and Fretz ended up with 2.45 million votes, and 21,000 members and became more known because of their commitment to not taking money from lobbyists. But are their votes a means to an end? Do they want to live up to their slogan, “Vote Together”?

Were there voters with whom there were ideological differences? Many are upset with Russia, so they registered as ‘anti-Russia’. But were they able to vote for a candidate who is strongly pro-Russia, and is critical of Russia?

Many voters in Finland and Germany support EPP’s Manfred Weber but are they influenced by his politics? Does his support from the US and Israel matter?

Polls suggest that Switerland has a 9.4 percent support for far-right candidate – Switterland won 9.3 million votes. Yes – they are to vote for a like for like protest candidate.

What will happen in the 25th Parliamentary elections in Poland?

Why did the German Christian Democrats lose eight of 14 seats?

What happened in the last Parliamentary elections in Poland?

Dutch and Swedish voters both went left with their parties – will this continue?

Do they care about coal, labour reforms, or their social welfare?

Hungary’s Premier Viktor Orban has a lower approval ratings than before, and he is the only premier who finds himself in a losing election. He lost his main ally, Justice Minister Laszlo Solyom, who switched to Fidesz. Now there is a bitter division between the coalition. So, what happened?

How did Hungary’s Prime Minister become more hostile to Hungary’s EU membership, and how did Hungary become the sole plaintiff with Romania, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic?

UK’s Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince of Wales, and Zara Phillips open the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on April 4, 2018. Sebastian Walker /Getty Images for The Queen’s Trust

Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince of Wales, and Zara Phillips perform during the Festival of Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on April 4, 2018 in Birmingham, England. Alastair Grant – Pool/Getty Images for The Queen’s Trust

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UK royal family visit the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham

US President Donald Trump cancelled his trip to a NATO summit in Brussels for unknown reasons. Has this created trust issues between NATO members?

Ahead of the Polish elections, leaders will be looking for a significant candidate that will keep an election up on centre stage and reassure voters. If you can persuade voters to go with a complete outsider, do you win? But do voters really believe in movements, like “Vote Differently” and “Free and Equal” – or are these goals and proclamations mostly for ‘spin’?

Should voters have cast their ballot for a party or different political slogans? Or do they need to be coherent when it comes to a political platform?

There are a few European Union nations whose citizenship is only given to a designated family. But how does citizenship translate into issues regarding financial security? Do they need to become a member of this European Union?

Frankfurt: Germany ‘centrist’ parties lose seats in state elections, the Christian Democrats suffer big

How to vote is part of the democratic process. How do we know which political slogans are not really political slogans?

Simon Makely is editor of “How to Vote”, and explains how voters need to look beyond the empty rhetoric.

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