The EP elections 2009 are finally over! Results are in and being the author of a political EU blog I probably should be writing an election analysis including:
… a critical look at the disappointing turnout figures and the reasons behind it.
… a sharp analysis of the results in different countries preferably in a comparative manner. You know the typical post about whether the successful party is in government or not and whether a national election is on the horizon.
… criticising the national focus of the election. Trying to show that the EP elections should not be used as a protest vote
… an analysis whether the left really lost and the right really won (+ mentioning the economic crisis) using some fancy tables with statistical figures
… an opinion about the eurosceptic parties and the right wing radicals. Maybe comparing the BNP with the various Freedom Parties and the Greater Romanian Party? ITS reloaded?
… something about the success of the Greens or whether the Pirate Party will have any impact in the Parliament.
… but also discussing strategies what should be done better next time, both at European and National level, you know communicating the EU better bla bla bla
… reflecting on the campaigns and all the different online projects
… ranting about the ignorance of voters, the lack of political knowledge, or why the media fails to cover the EU with an example how different TV stations or newspapers covered the election night.
… writing something about the challenges of the next European Parliament.
… some general thoughts on Europe vs. the nation state. The typical article on European identity or the lack of it…
… I should mention the Lisbon Treaty and the proposed reforms and whether the election results make it more likely to get the treaty ratified: Ireland, failure of Libertas, political survival possibilities of PM Brown in the UK and the referendum plans of Cameron. I should not forget Poland and Chech Republic.
… speculating about the political groups in the European Parliament and saying something about the new group led by Cameron
… I could also blame it on the weather, the economy, the Commission or the political elite.
I really should write something like that but somehow I cannot be bothered today. So I might postpone it for a few days (or weeks…)!
In the meantime I will be reading blogs! But what are the blogs writing about the European Parliament elections and the results?
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