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From this side of the pond, one interesting observation is about the lack of EU-wide parties. Here in the US of A, the parties (the main two, plus most of the third parties) are largely national in scope. Some of the organization (or disorganization, in the current case of Iowa democrats) is at the state level, such as candidate selection for state and local offices, but the national party really has most of the say as to policy positions--and has a lot to say about state-selected candidates who don't align property with the national party.

Obviously the EU isn't a fully federalized setup, but given that there are members of the EU parliament who need to work together, why isn't there more EU-wide party organization?

by asdf on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 07:01:46 PM EST

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