The elections did, finally, make an appearance on Twitter, at one point accounting for … 0.71 per cent of all “tweets”. Late at night on Sunday, a time in which relatively little else was happening, one guesses. It’s now back to 0.02 per cent.
Much of the blogging looked at why turnout once again anaemic: Read more
Who were the biggest winners and biggest losers of the European Parliament elections?
Top of the winners’ list are surely Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. Merkel’s Christian Democrats destroyed her Social Democrat coalition partners at the polls, and Sarkozy’s UMP party brushed aside the opposition French socialists. Merkel and Sarkozy will feel vindicated in their approach to the global economic crisis, particularly as regards the need to introduce tougher financial regulation (and to lecture central banks from time to time). Read more