Party (146/365)

by Lee Santiva May. 26, 2019 395 views

For today's blog topic I had tried on several occasions to capture party in terms of people drinking, dancing and having a good time. As you might know if you follow me, I prefer to capture nature, things and places, so I was never comfortable with those photoshootings nor too pleased with the results.

Then, this morning after breakfast, as we were reading in the instructions for the elections today, I realized that "party" could also mean "political party".

The photos contains just some of the campaign materials from the political parties which we have received in the past weeks.

Campaign materials of the German political parties

Campaign materials of the German political parties

Today is Election Day throughout Europe as well as Election Day for local and state government in Germany. The EU Election is the biggest cross-border election in the world (the biggest election in terms of participants was just held in India).

The 751 representatives from each country to the European parlament are being elected today, including the representatives of Great Britain, although they don't want to be in the EU. There would only be 705 representatives without the Brits. What can I say? Politics.

Germany has the most (96) seats in the European parlament so I think it's important to vote. I haven't seen any campaigning for the European-wide political parties, only the local ones.

Today is also election day for our local city council and representatives to the state legistlature.

I found the instructions for the local city council to be super complicated and confusing. Here are just some of the instructions:

  • You get 14 votes.
  • You can give individual candidates one, two or three votes.
  • If you turn in a blank ballot, each party will get at least one vote.
  • If you vote straight party, your 14 votes will be distributed to the candidates according to their position on the list.
  • If you only want to turn in one ballot, you can write-in the candidates from other parties onto the ballot of your primary party but you cannot exceed 14 votes in total.

Source for EU parlament election:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Parliament_election

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

I see why they call them "political parties"! It's always "Party Time" for the winners,angry-1 while we pay the tab....

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

so true, after this past election, in Germany our government has collapsed again. The leader of the SPD party threw in the towel which dissolves the great coalition so now we are back to having to build a coalition again - years of politicians just being busy with their own politics, it's infuriating

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

The best government $$$ can buy is what we usually get....

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago

Ahhh... mailbox full of dépliants... 
I'm going to miss it! (Says NO ONE EVER!) smile

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago

Mostly white, old men even here in Europe

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Did my duty this morning. So the liars can get paied big money again. It will never change;

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

That is true everywhere

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

PETER FOR PRESIDENT!

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago

Yeap,and when my pockets are full, I will make place for somebody else. Just seen that extreme right won the election. History repeats himself

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes. It's a sad moment... but they never last! We need to wait, and hope they don't bring us to war this time!

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 10 months ago

I hope we have learned a,d not follow them into........stupid things

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

...Remember...

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
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