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FukingRascist
05-23-2009, 12:44 AM
Who are you gonna vote for?

I'm gonna vote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direction_-_Social_Democracy (centre-left)

ad8
05-23-2009, 01:43 AM
I don't even know. This is the first time I'm allowed to vote the EU parliamentary, so I should get to know something about the parties soon.

mip_04
05-23-2009, 04:11 AM
I don't know yet! It's the first time that I will vote, and I am not from within it! And, at the same time, I'm not very excited about this...

mrs_hollandova
05-23-2009, 11:23 AM
I still don't know, probalby "Green", but they have a 23 year old girl on first place... so... as I know myself... she can't do much... only her own career.

wheelchairman
05-23-2009, 11:44 AM
I think I'll probably vote for a euro-sceptic party. Or else this guy I know who's running for the social-democrats.

mrs_hollandova
05-23-2009, 11:51 AM
I'm sick when I hear SOCIAL :mad:

wheelchairman
05-23-2009, 12:02 PM
2 years ago I voted for the SOCIAList People's Party.

mrs_hollandova
05-23-2009, 12:04 PM
2 years ago I voted for the SOCIAList People's Party.

:p so you want them to give your money to lazy people?

wheelchairman
05-23-2009, 12:19 PM
I just like living in a country where there aren't many homeless people, and where crime isn't rampant. Oh and they pay me to study.

Jesus
05-24-2009, 11:20 AM
Social dems. It's always nice to vote for a parliament that has actual influence unlike national parliaments whose only role is in the "formation" of a government and then has basically no function afterwards.

And grfdjfdlh voting for a euro skeptic party makes me sad, especially if a lefty does it :(.

wheelchairman
05-24-2009, 12:43 PM
Social dems. It's always nice to vote for a parliament that has actual influence unlike national parliaments whose only role is in the "formation" of a government and then has basically no function afterwards.

And grfdjfdlh voting for a euro skeptic party makes me sad, especially if a lefty does it :(.

Well if it makes you feel better, in the last EU elections I voted for a party that wants Denmark out of the EU.

Harleyquiiinn
06-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Oh no please, not Denmark out of the EU ! That is the ultimate example for our politicians. Everytime there is difficult questions about something, someone says "oh but they do that in Denmark/Sweden/Scandinavia"...:D

It would be more practical if you had the euro though...

Anyway... I wanted to vote anything but Sarko the 1st. And I ended up voted for the green. They made a very good result here... I mean, considering that they usually make around 5 %...

Only 35% thought it was useful to vote here...

wheelchairman
06-07-2009, 01:22 PM
Ah yes the People-Thing (Folketing), its not so much a system as it is a parliament. Yeah its pretty good. Less cumbersome than the French system (also since the population and geography is much smaller, the bureaucracy naturally will be too), and our democratic institutions are much simpler than the French.

RageAndLov
06-07-2009, 01:45 PM
Ah yes the People-Thing (Folketing)

Actually "ting" used in this order in Danish and Norwegian would be translated as "parliament" thus the correct translation of "folketing" would be "the Parliament of the People".

On a side note: are Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein the only countries in Europe without a membership in EU?

Les Paul Girl
06-07-2009, 01:49 PM
I'm just happy that I actually voted. I have a hard time motivating myself to take an interest in politics even on a national level and the EU parliament seems so far away. Voted though, green.

RageAndLov
06-07-2009, 01:55 PM
There you go. I thought the four countries were the only ones, but if your information is true there are more countries not in the EU yet.

Oxygene
06-07-2009, 03:46 PM
Haha out of 22 mandates Hungary gets

4 went to the governing party
3 went to the Nazi party!

Sieg Heil!

It's so fucked up it's funny..

wheelchairman
06-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Actually "ting" used in this order in Danish and Norwegian would be translated as "parliament" thus the correct translation of "folketing" would be "the Parliament of the People".

On a side note: are Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein the only countries in Europe without a membership in EU?

Now not to be anal but I figured it was rather obvious that it wasn't a serious statement...

wheelchairman
06-08-2009, 06:10 AM
I ended up voting for a hot young chick from the socialist party who was 76% compatible with my views according to one newssite's questionnaire.

Somehow all the parties in Denmark gained votes, except the June-Movement (EU skeptic party) didn't make it in, nor did the Radical Left (centrist party, very pro-EU and liberalization and stuff).

The nationalists and the Socialists both gained a mandate, the People's Movement Against the EU, the conservatives and the Liberals stayed the same, and liberal alliance failed to qualify.

The social-democrats lost a mandate but still maintain the most total number of mandates that Denmark is allotted.

Satanic_Surfer
06-08-2009, 07:35 AM
I voted Pirateparty (Sweden) and 7,1% isnt too bad considering it's the first EU election they're in.

Tender
06-10-2009, 03:13 AM
I didn't vote,. cause I was too busy sitting on my lazy ass doing nothing that day.
But my vote probably woul've gone to the pirates aswell,..

Jesus
06-12-2009, 02:23 PM
I love how the spin is that the center right had a huge victory and the left got a beating, when all one has to do is look at the results and seats and see that's quite stretch. Probably has to do with the dominance of English language media, which bases this on the loss of the labour party...


Well if it makes you feel better, in the last EU elections I voted for a party that wants Denmark out of the EU.
As long as those members (if elected) abstain from voting in the EP then I like it, cause otherwise it's not a party that wants Denmark out of the EU but wants some kind of different EU policy*. Although I don't understand what the benefit of it would be, you'd be a fax receiving country like Norway (except with less natural resources) which has less sovereignty than Denmark currently has.

*Not talking about you here: but what probably annoys me the most about the left is the anti democratic tendency of disliking the supposed neo liberal direction of the EU (as a consequence of a center right commission and parliament) and then concluding that the best option is to get out of the EU (the literal national socialists of the dutch SP come to mind). You could make the same argument in a national context, where they would demand the abolishment of the current country (because the wrong policies have been in place for years) or some kind of secession for places where they have won, or think they will win. It's pretty ridiculous.

wheelchairman
06-12-2009, 02:56 PM
Well I ended up just taking a test online to see who I was most compatible with, I voted for the Danish equivalent of SP, however this is not a nationalist party in Denmark. Very much pro-EU.

It's not that I don't like the EU, in fact as far as economic and security cooperation I think its important. Its other things I don't want, like a switch of our currency to the euro (which is unnecessary since it's tied to the euro anyway.)

And yeah I am concerned that the EU will infringe upon Denmark's social welfare programs.