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Old October 13th, 2019, 04:05 PM   #43641
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The turnout is likely to be a record, it'll probably be about 60%.
That is just sad....

The most recent Dutch election had an 81.9% turnout, and voting is not compulsory (like in Belgium).
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Old October 13th, 2019, 04:46 PM   #43642
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I don't think it's good if someone who doesn't get a clue about politics goes voting. Then the populists win.
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Old October 13th, 2019, 07:39 PM   #43643
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Wow, 60 % is really low to me given that we usually have a turnout of 85-90 % (and voting isn't compulsory).
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Old October 13th, 2019, 07:52 PM   #43644
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We usually have only 50%. Nobody say that this is good, but what can you do...

I think is applicable in Lithuania too. Bigger turnout = bigger populism (usually).

Post-totalitarian societies are just not as much into politics as Western European counterparts. Usually, many people don't have their clear political views, vote for bigger pay (pension, (minimum) wage), streets renovation and not about values: left, right, conservative, liberal, etc. So all politics end up about material stuff and well being.
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Old October 13th, 2019, 09:01 PM   #43645
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50 % is considered success here as well. Right now, we are in a circle of decay. The current and decreasing level of politics in Slovakia repels ordinary experts from politics and attracts only attention hoes. No serious business here.
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Old October 13th, 2019, 09:12 PM   #43646
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We have 61%, so it's really a record.

The winner is obvious but it seems possible that they won't be able to have majority alone – and there is no-one sensible who could make a coalition with them.
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Old October 13th, 2019, 09:41 PM   #43647
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It doesn't seem very likely that they won't have a majority. The election mathematics is so weird that with 43% of votes, when only 1% voted for parties which don't enter the parliament, they still get the majority of seats in the parliament.

Actually, they even get several seats more than 4 years ago.

This is still exit polls, but the final results won't rather change a lot.

Quite a big change is in the opposition, as the left returns to the parliament.
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The largest proportion of people are politically disengaged. They may have preferences, but don't turn to social media to showcase or debate them. They can be grouped into two camps; those who do vote (also called the 'silent majority' on many topics) and those who don't vote. Populists often try to win those who usually don't vote.
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