Jump to content

Welcome to Totallympics, the home of Olympic Sports!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to other members, get your own private messenger, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Login | Create an Account


Wanderer

[OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread

Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

That´s some really impressive numbers, dude :d

The less impressive thing is that it's not very regular in terms of when the elections are.....in fact, of those six, 2017 was the only one where the parliament actually made it to the end of their term :lol:

 

The one in 2002 was held at the planned date, but only because that parliament 'fell' shortly before it (because of the whole Srebrenica mess) and so getting earlier elections wasn't necessary, but 2003, 2006, 2010 and 2012 were all earlier than planned due to the whole thing exploding.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

It depends on which elections :p 

 

Those European ones were all between 30-39 in the last few elections, according to Wikipedia. There's of course media attention and everything, but European elections are nowhere near as big of a thing as the elections for the national parliament, where turnout is of course way higher:

 

2002: 79%

2003: 80%

2006: 80%

2010: 75%

2012: 75%

2017: 82%

Very good percentage. 

 

But we all know Denmark is still better than Netherlands. 

 

National election:

1998: 85.6%

2001: 87.1%

2005: 84.4%

2007: 86.6%

2011: 87.2%

2015: 85.8%

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minuti fa, heywoodu ha scritto:

The less impressive thing is that it's not very regular in terms of when the elections are.....in fact, of those six, 2017 was the only one where the parliament actually made it to the end of their term :lol:

  

 The one in 2002 was held at the planned date, but only because that parliament 'fell' shortly before it (because of the whole Srebrenica mess) and so getting earlier elections wasn't necessary, but 2003, 2006, 2010 and 2012 were all earlier than planned due to the whole thing exploding.

Oh well, in Italy it's normal :p In 62 of republic we had 65 governments and only Berlusconi reached to be in charge for 5 years :lol: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

Oh well, in Italy it's normal :p In 62 of republic we had 65 governments and only Berlusconi reached to be in charge for 5 years :lol: 

 

image.png.13de1338da1b77fecefe665c4fea4a7a.png

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here in Florida (or at least in my polling place), we filled it out by paper and then the machine reads it. But knowing my state, there's always a problem that leads to either a lawsuit or a recount (or both)

 

As long as the GOP runs this state, no Democrat will be able to take the top job (and it showed our racism due to the races of the candidates), but at least my representative, a Democrat, won her second term.

 

I'm more excited about the House tho.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, wumo26 said:

Nope, they just send me to some random polling station in my city. Maybe I'm lucky next election. 

 

I usually end up in the nearest one. Maybe because I'm a member of a party :mumble:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

I usually end up in the nearest one. Maybe because I'm a member of a party :mumble:

When I’ve volunteered they’ve tried to put me as close to my residence as possible, so as to make it less of a hastle.

 

Also, did you get paid to volunteer?

 

In California we get paid a nice some of money to volunteer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here it's not really volunteering anymore if you get paid for the job :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

When I’ve volunteered they’ve tried to put me as close to my residence as possible, so as to make it less of a hastle.

 

Also, did you get paid to volunteer?

 

In California we get paid a nice some of money to volunteer.

 

Yes, but considering the amount of time put into it, it really isn't a lot.

Especially as my party (at least here in Aarhus)(and several others) ask that you give a bit of the money to the party.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bulgaria pulls out of the proposed UN regular migration pact. Other nations that will not sign it are US, Hungary, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Federer91 said:

Bulgaria pulls out of the proposed UN regular migration pact. Other nations that will not sign it are US, Hungary, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. 

Oh boy, the finest “western governments”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×