European Parliament Elections: Democratic Deficit and Overdose of Demagogy

Credit © European Union, 2014

Credit © European Union, 2014

The white smoke rising from the European Parliament’s chimney signalized the dynamics of the anti-EU and anti-elite forces. The election process confirmed the predictions of a large abstention rate almost everywhere. The 57% of EU citizens who didn’t vote represent, in a certain way, the “lack of ideas party”.

 

The analysis from Franco Perroni, in charge of Relations with the European Parliament at EUBrasil, is available only in French at the following link.