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I sent the Romanian test to a friend that answered me back, telling me that either the test was crap, or she was to equlibrated or to skizo, as her results were pro Bacescu (no way), with a very similar percentage of agreement with the opposite party.

So, as you may consider the test very simple, but not full of mistakes, I decided to pass the Romanian one myself and then provide an answer to my friend, with the following, significative result:

Believe me, you cannot agree at the same level to all these people (my God, 50% of agreement with Romanian extreme right!).

My interpretation goes beyond the basic one (the European debate lacks deepness, so all say more or less the same). I think that Romanian political parties approaches Europe with a state-oriented agenda, as one country approaches any other international organisation in the framework of the foreign policy. Social, economical, cultural cleavages don´t divide a political action in Europe based on state reasoning. Conclusion: Romania citizenship is even less mature than the average European citizen, with electoral programmes and political acting based on "they-we" opposition.

Dunno what you think.

By the way, DoDo, in any case, I came up as Maghiar :):):)

Other national tests at: http://www.votematch.eu/

"If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none." (Fahrenheit 451)

by pereulok on Wed May 27th, 2009 at 01:57:00 PM EST
Here is my national test for Hungary:

The first two are actually running on a joint list, and LMP is a new Green formation -- and indeed my likely vote.

MSzP are the Socialists, backers of the current 'expert' minority government. While it's not as bad as for you with Romanian parties, I guess even this much similarity is due to the flowery nature of the party's Europolitics/rhetorics -- I don't approve of many of the government's policies.

Fidesz is the main opposition party, a right-populist outfit. In addition to the above reason, similarities may come from their social populism. (Which is balanced by their recently resurgent insane tax cut populism.)

MDF is a small conservative party with a recent neoliberal makeover.

SzDSz is the liberal party. Methinks on non-economic values, I am still more similar to them than all the other main parties, so weighting matters...

Jobbik are the neo-fascists. That similarities aren't zero must come from their social protectionism.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed May 27th, 2009 at 02:39:45 PM EST
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...and the test for Germany, rather unsurprising (maybe except for the SPD coming in closer than the Pirates and Newropeans):

Grüne = Greens, Linke = Left Party, Piraten = Pirate Party. (I also wanted to choose the counterpart for Jobbik, NPD, but the neo-nazis apparently did not cooperate with the poll-makers.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed May 27th, 2009 at 02:42:44 PM EST
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