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Super Election Days in Europe, 22 - 25 May

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Super Election Days in Europe, 22 - 25 May

20-05-2014

This week, the more than 400 million eligible citizens of the EU will elect the 751 Members of European Parliament for the next term. The Netherlands and the United Kingdom will start voting on Thursday, 22 May, Ireland and the Czech Republic will follow on Friday, and Latvia, Malta and Slovakia on Saturday, before the majority of all EU countries will hold the European elections on Sunday, 25 May.
  

Yet, not only European candidates are put up for vote. In many EU Members States, also regional and municipal elections and in two cases also referenda will take place. Glancing at the list of elections held in the 28 EU Member States, we can say that there will be “European Super Election Days” in Europe this week.

AUSTRIA : European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 8.4 Million
Number of European deputies: 18
Minimum electoral threshold: 4%
Voting age: 16 (in every other EU Member State the voting age is 18).

BELGIUM: European, federal and regional elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 11.1 Million

European Elections

Number of European deputies: 21
Minimum threshold: None

Federal Elections

150 members of the lower chamber for the next 5 years

Regional Elections

Flemish Parliament: 124 deputies
Walloon Parliament: 75 deputies
Brussels Parliament: 89 deputies
Parliament for the German- speaking Community: 25 deputies

BULGARIA: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 7.2 Million
Number of European deputies: 17
Minimum threshold: None

CROATIA: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 4.2 Million
Number of European deputies: 11
Minimum threshold: 5%

CYPRUS: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 800.000
Number of European deputies: 6
Minimum threshold: 1.8%

CZECH REPUBLIC: European Elections

When? Friday and Saturday, 23-24 May
Population: 10.5 Million
Number of European deputies: 21
Minimum threshold: 5%

DENMARK: European elections & national referendum

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 5.6 Million

European elections

Number of European deputies:13
Minimum threshold: None

National referendum

Issue: Should Denmark join the Unified Patent Court?

ESTONIA: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 1.3 Million
Number of European deputies: 6
Minimum threshold: None

FINLAND: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 5.4 Million
Number of European deputies: 13
Minimum threshold: None

FRANCE: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 65.6 Million
Number of European deputies: 74
Minimum threshold: 5%

GERMANY: European elections, municipal elections in several federal states & referendum in the city-state of Berlin

When? Sunday, 25 May

European elections

Population: 80.5 Million
Number of European deputies: 96
Minimum threshold: 3%

Municipal elections: in 10 federal states

Where?: North Rhine-Westphalia (17.5 Million) , Baden-Wüttemberg (10.5 Million), Brandenburg (2.4 Million), Hamburg (1.8 Million), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1.6 Million), Rhineland-Palatinate (3.9 Million), Saarland (994.000) , Saxony (4 Million), Saxony-Anhalt (2.2 Million) and Thuringia (2.1 Million) 

Referendum in the city-state of Berlin

Population: 3.4 Million
Issue: Should Tempelhof airport remain a leisure area and remembrance building or should the city build offices and apartments in this area?

GREECE: European and 2nd round of the local elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 11 Million

European elections

Number of European deputies: 21
Minimum threshold: 3%

Local elections

Second round among the two most voted candidates of the first round of elections held on 18 May

HUNGARY: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 9.9 Million
Number of European deputies: 21
Minimum threshold: 5%

IRELAND: European Elections

When? Friday, 23 May
Population: 4.5 Million
Number of European deputies:11
Minimum threshold: None

ITALY: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 59.6 Million
Number of European deputies: 73
Minimum threshold: 4%

LATVIA: European Elections

When? Saturday, 24 May
Population: 2 Million
Number of European deputies: 8
Minimum threshold: 5%

LITHUANIA: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 2.9 Million
Number of European deputies: 11
Minimum threshold: 5%

LUXEMBOURG: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 500.000
Number of European deputies: 6
Minimum threshold: None

MALTA: European Elections

When? Saturday, 24 May
Population: 400.000
Number of European deputies: 6
Minimum threshold: None

NETHERLANDS: European Elections

When? Thursday, 22 May
Population: 16.7 Million
Number of European deputies: 26
Minimum threshold: None

POLAND: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 38.5 Million
Number of European deputies: 51
Minimum threshold: 5%

PORTUGAL: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 10.4 Million
Number of European deputies: 21
Minimum threshold: None

ROMANIA: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 20 Million
Number of European deputies:32
Minimum threshold: 5%

SLOVAKIA: European Elections

When? Saturday, 24  May
Population: 5.4 Million
Number of European deputies: 13
Minimum threshold: 5%

SLOVENIA: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 2 Million
Number of European deputies: 8
Minimum threshold: None

SPAIN: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 46.7 Million
Number of European deputies: 54
Minimum threshold: None

SWEDEN: European Elections

When? Sunday, 25 May
Population: 9.5 Million
Number of European deputies: 20
Minimum threshold: 4%

UNITED KINGDOM: European Elections & local elections

When? Thursday, 22 May
Population: 63.8 Million
Number of European deputies: 73
Minimum threshold: None

Local elections to 161 council in England and to 11 councils Northern Ireland
(no local elections in Wales and Scotland)

UKRAINE: Presidencial elections

Outside of the EU borders, 25 May is also an election day. In Ukraine, people are called to cast their ballot to choose their future president of the Republic for the next 5 years. 21 candidates are running in this election: If none of them obtains more than 50% of the votes in the first round, the two mostly voted candidates will have to compete to be elected in a second round. This election is due to take place on 15 June 2014.

Information researched by Oscar Rodriguez

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