a project by Lorenzo De Sio, Vincenzo Emanuele and Nicola Maggini

In occasion of the 2014 EP election, there is something new on the CISE website. In parallel to the contributions in Italian by CISE scholars on EP (and local) election results in Italy, we thought interesting to have a focus on EP elections in other countries, by scholars all around Europe.

We began by contacting a few Italian expatriate scholars around Europe. Their enthusiastic response stimulated the extension of the project: as a result, we ended up assembling a group of 22 young, brilliant electoral scholars from all around Europe, covering all 28 EU member states.

Below are the first available reports flowing in, starting from Friday 30th May. The complete series will be available in a few days (most contributions are already available in Italian: see here). It will be later collected into a free e-book (both in Italian and English) of the Dossier CISE series.


Portugal: between apathy and crisis of mainstream partiesMarco Lisi Portugal is experiencing a huge economic and social crisis that has not triggered – at least until now – significant changes in the political system, as it happen...
Slovenia: internal political crisis and the success of the oppositionSimona Kustec Lipicer EU was almost completely absent from the third Slovenian elections to the European Parliament.
Spain: The beginning of the end of bipartisan rule?Enrique Hernández and Marta Fraile Once more, and as is typical in Spain (see for instance Font and Torcal 2012) the main messages and discourses of the electoral campaign were...
Romania: An antechamber for the 2014 presidential elections?Sorina Soare Over the past 25 years, Romania has experienced a complex process of democratization with moments of crisis, economic stagnation, radical nationalism and extreme po...
Croatia: Negative results for the government coalitionAndrija Henjak European parliament elections in Croatia took place only a year after the special EP elections held in 2013 just before Croatia’s accession to the EU.
Hungary: the stability of Fidesz' domaindi Federico Vegetti Introduction The result of the European elections of 2014 in Hungary is all but surprising.
Bulgaria: To support or not to support the government in power, this is the dilemma Sorina Soare Bulgaria, which formerly belonged to the Communist bloc, entered the EU in 2007.
Malta: hidden change?di Marcello Carammia e Roderick Pace Introduction On Saturday 24 May the third European election since Malta joined the EU was held.
Netherlands, Ireland and UK: Euroscepticism does (not) triumphLaura Sudulich On Thursday the 22nd of May citizens in the Netherlands and the UK voted to elect national delegates to the next European Parliament.
Austria: No one loses, all win?Carolina Plescia and Sylvia Kritzinger Introduction Austria went to the polls on Sunday, May 25th to elect 18 members of the European Parliament, one less than in 2009 du...
Germany: Merkel does not stand out but holdsCarolina Plescia and David Johann Introduction Germany went to the polls on Sunday, May 25th, to elect 96 members of the European parliament, by far the country in Europe tha...
Finland and Denmark: Unprecedented win for the far-right in Denmark, while Finland rewards established parties from the centre Nina Liljeqvist and Kristian Voss Finland Populist and EU-critical Finns Party (PS) were expected to pose a serious challenge to the established parties in the Finnish elect...
Belgium: far beyond second-order.Tom Verthé In Belgium the elections for the European Parliament have in the past always been held together with the regional elections.
Cyprus: Disapproval through abstention in EU’s remotest ‘outpost’ Konstantinos Athanasiadis Abstention ruled supreme in the European elections held on the divided island of Cyprus (divided between the Republic of Cyprus and the so called "...
Luxembourg: the first EP-only votePatrick Dumont and Raphaël Kies The context For the first time since 1979, European elections were held separately from national elections in Luxembourg.
Slovakia: record holder in the lowest turnoutPeter Spáč On May 24 the election to European parliament was held in Slovakia. This election was the third since the country`s entry to the EU.
The Czech Republic: Where Have All the Voters Gone?Vlastimil Havlík Twenty-one MEPs representing the Czech Republic (1 MEP less in comparison to the 2009 EP election) were elected on 23 – 24 May.
The Baltic states: mixed results for incumbentsLiisa Talving and Lukas Pukelis Estonia The third European Parliament elections in Estonia were considered a preview of upcoming general elections in spring 2015, above all ...
Poland: Old turnout and New RightMichał Kotnarowski and Mikołaj Cześnik Introduction: the context The European Parliamentary (EP) Elections held on 25th May were the third EP elections in modern history o...
France: the historic victory of the Front NationalLuana Russo France went to the polls on Sunday 25th May[1].
Sweden: an escape from mainstream partiesNina Liljeqvist In the 2009 European elections, Swedish voters favoured government parties on the centre-right and gave the cold shoulder to alternatives on both the far-left an...
Greece: Historic Change or Alarm Bell?Konstantinos Athanasiadis The elections of the 25th May in Greece were realised amidst pronounced polarisation, deep fragmentation and collapse of partisan identities.


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