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

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PoliticsEuropean Elections 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.

Translated from Les élections européennes, oui, mais pour qui voter ?