Europawahl 2019 einfach erklärt (explainity® Erklärvideo)

Europawahl 2019 einfach erklärt (explainity® Erklärvideo)

explainity explains Elections to the European Parliament 2019 Soon, between May 23rd-26th the election
of the European Parliament will be held! Every 5 years the citizens of the EU get to elect their
favorite representative to the European Parliament. In Germany the election is held on a Sunday,
so it is going to be May 26th this year. People have a lot of questions about
the election of the EU Parliament. Chris form Germany for example knows the election is about choosing
representatives for the EU Parliament. But who determines what parties
are represented in the Parliament? The EU Parliament is the single EU
institution that is elected by the EU citizens directly. With some things the election of the EU Parliament
is the same in every county. The election is general, direct, free, and anonymous. The basis for the election is
a proportional representation. That means: the more votes a ticket gets,
the more seats it wins in the Parliament. But since there is no uniform for anything else,
there are different regulations in every country. In Germany the election works as a closed-ticket system. That means the order of the representatives for a party
has been previously defined. Eligible to vote is everyone older
than 18 with a German ID. You have to have a permanent residence in
Germany for at least three months. Chris has one vote for one ticket. Chris’ friend Aurora, who lives in Germany,
but has an Italian ID, can cast her vote in either the
German or the Italian election. She can’t do both. To vote she hast to apply for voter registration. Casting the vote as an absentee ballot
is an option for both of them, too. Chris wonders what the representatives
do in Parliament all day. The EU Parliament for example
controls EU processes in general. With the help of the council of ministers
it determines the EU budget and elects the president of the commission. It revises proposals of the EU commission with
the council of ministers and enacts them. This is for example how the roaming provision came to be, that enables Chris to use his German mobile plan to search the web and make calls
when he travels within the EU. The representatives mostly work in
parliamentary committees like the committee for agriculture, the judiciary committee or the committee for culture and education. Every member state sends different
numbers of representatives. How many depends on the population of the state. The higher the population the more seats
the country has in the Parliament. This time Germany has 96 seats. To prevent smaller states form being
underrepresented, these get additional seats. That’s called “degressive proportionality”. When the final results are in,
the seats are allocated. Most national parties like to merge in
European Versions of their parties, too. There is for example the European Green Party, or the European People’s Party. Some form fractions with other parties to expand their political influence. The election of the European Parliament
is not funded through the EU-Budget. The member states have to fund the election themselves. Chris reads that countless German laws
are based on decisions of the EU. He didn’t realize just how vast the influence
of the EU is on our daily lives. That’s why the election of the
European Parliament is very important. Because every vote counts.

2 comments on “Europawahl 2019 einfach erklärt (explainity® Erklärvideo)

  1. Soweit die Theorie. Von der in der Praxis gehandhabten ausküngelei der Staatschefs ist nichts zu hören. Bei der nächsten Wahl wirds grausam für die Wahlbeteiligung und interessant wer gewählt wird.

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