Who to vote for in the European Elections? Find Out Here!

Article published on May 12, 2014
Article published on May 12, 2014

At Cafébabel, we are buzzing for the Eu­ro­pean elec­tions. Buzzing! 22-25 May we will be bounc­ing off the walls like blue­bot­tles in a jar. But how­ever ex­cited you are, it's not al­ways easy to know who you want to vote for. To help you de­cide, we have the plea­sure of an­nounc­ing our part­ner­ship with VoteM­atch Eu­rope.

What is VoteM­atch?

Since the end of the 90s, many Eu­ro­pean coun­tries have de­vel­opped tools which allow cit­i­zens to test out their vot­ing pref­er­ences. Since 2012, 14 of these na­tional in­tia­tives have been work­ing to­gether to pro­duce a Eu­ro­pean VoteM­atch for the 2014 Eu­ro­pean elec­tions. Click here to find out every­thing you need to know about VoteM­atch and to see a com­plete list of par­tic­i­pat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions

The Test

Each tool com­pares your re­sponses to 30 ques­tions with the re­sponses given by po­lit­i­cal par­ties to the same ques­tions. You can find out which party's man­i­festo most closely co­in­cides with your views. And for the more cu­ri­ous of you, the re­sults are ac­com­pa­nied by an ex­pla­na­tion of what the hell each party is up to with their ideas.

At least 15 of the ques­tions are the same for every coun­try. So once you're done, you can trans­pose your re­sults to an­other Eu­ro­pean coun­try and find out who you would want to vote for there.

Where does Cafébabel come into it?

Cafébabel is proud to an­nounce a part­ner­ship with 5 of the or­gan­i­sa­tions in­volved in VoteM­atch.

-           Vote&Vous for the French ver­sion,

-           Elec­ciones.​es for the Span­ish ver­sion,

-           VoteM­atch UK for the UK ver­sion,

-           VoteM­atch Italia for the Ital­ian ver­sion,

-           Latarnik Wybor­czy for the Pol­ish ver­sion,

The VoteM­atch tools for each of these five is avail­able on Cafébabel! Don't hold back! Click those links and learn the truth. 

If you are that way in­clined, you can use the Ger­man tool here Wahl-O-Mat.