With the European – and other – elections coming up in May, a number of Belgian news (and other) organisations have compiled a voting test. The idea behind Stemtest 2014 is simple – you answer a series of 25 questions then weight the areas according to your concerns and the site tells you which party most agrees with you.
Always a sucker for a quiz, I gave it a go and discovered – to no-one’s great surprise – that the party I most agree with is the OpenVLD. I was quite interested, though, to note how close a match Groen are to my opinions. Maybe I’m more of an environmentalist than I realised.
It’s worth mentioning, again, that I signed up the the WePromise campaign that called on EU voters to promise to vote, and to vote for digital rights-friendly candidates. I would still take this campaign seriously but have been very disappointed by the response of Belgian parties. Only three candidates are listed at the time of writing this post, and two of them are Francophone and, therefore, not an option.
There’s still almost a month to go, though, so I shall wait and see if any candidates actually do sign up.