European Parliamentary Elections, 2019

#European-Parliamentary-Elections,-2019
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Every country gets at least 6 seats, and big countries get fewer seats, relative to their population. So votes in small countries have by definition more voting power. Voter turnout will have a large impact on voter representaion - if turnout in a country is higher then the individual vote has less impact.

Given that Europe votes at the end of this month for a new European Parliament, I thought I'd take a look at the data myself.

Data Source: https://www.idea.int/data-tools/regional-entity-view/EU/40

Voting Age Turnout, 2014 EU Parliament Election

#Voting-Age-Turnout,-2014-EU-Parliament-Election
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But we also need to highlight which countries have compulsory voting, as the turnout percentage for these countries will be particularly skewed. Countries with compulsory voting are highlighted in green.

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Some other interesting data included in the dataset were the respective Freedom House scores for EU countries. The scale is based on a global standard of 1 to 7, 1 being the most free, 7 the least.

Political Rights

#Political-Rights
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Civil Liberties

#Civil-Liberties
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