Rendard Sexton, writing at fivethiryeight, offers a handy intro to next month’s elections to the European Parliament. The comments are well informed and also offer corrections to minor missteps in the post.
For aficionados, the main value is a link to efforts from a global communications company to forecast the outcome. The short version: little difference from the EP elected in 2004, with the biggest changes coming within coalitions rather than between them. Conservatives plus liberals will be enough to elect the next president of the commission, unless the liberals switch sides, in which case the whole of the left plus liberals and greens will be needed. A bit like Germany, actually.
Anyway, voting starts next week. Isn’t everyone excited?