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:

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

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Civil Liberties

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