In the run-up to the European Parliaments’ elections 2014, the European Green Party organised the first European-wide online primary. The European Green Party is asking you to choose the two Green leading candidates.
Every EU resident who is 16 years or older can vote at www.greenprimary.eu between 10 November 2013, 12:00 CET, and 28 January 2014, 18:00 CET. On 29 January 2014, the European Green Party will announce the two leading candidates of the common Green EU-campaign.
The Green Primary is a unique e-democracy project that opens up the election for the leading candidates to all EU citizens. This is the first time that the EU citizens have a direct say in the election process of leading candidates for the European Parliaments’ elections.
By organising an online primary open to all EU citizens, the European Green Party aims to reduce the democratic deficit, and to contribute to direct democracy in the EU.
The Green Primary addresses the EU citizens from a European perspective instead of a national perspective and therefore this pan-European primary process can contribute to creating a common European political space.
The contenders of the Green Primary are:
- José Bové (France) - Europe Écologie Les Verts
- Monica Frassoni (Italy) - Federazione dei Verdi
- Rebecca Harms (Germany) - Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
- Ska Keller (Germany) - Federation of Young European Greens
How to vote:
1. Register on www.greenprimary.eu. In the registration you will have to provide your email address and mobile number. After registration, you will receive an email with an activation link. Click on it and your user name (via email) and your password (via SMS) will be sent to you.
2. Log in with your username and password. Now you can vote by selecting your two Green leading candidates!
Direct citizen involvement can help reduce the gap between EU citizens and the political institutions.
Now, you decide Europe!