The European Green Party (EGP) will organise an open Europe-wide Online Primary to select the two leading candidates for the 2014 European Elections. Anyone in the EU who is over the age of 16 and supports Green values can decide who will represent the Greens in our election campaign throughout Europe.
Who is it about?
- It's about you. This is the first time citizens will have a chance to make decisions like this on a European level
- It's about Europe. Declining trust in the EU means we need more participation by EU citizens in decision making.
- It is about the Greens. We show that we’re not just talking about more participation and democracy, we’re living it!
EGP EU Member Parties nominate candidates > People vote online and choose two of them to be our two leading candidates > The two winners campaign all over Europe, and debate with the leading candidates from other parties on TV > Green voters are mobilised and go to the polls in larger numbers in May 2014.
At the European Green Party Brussels Council (8 – 10 November) the contenders for the primary will be presented to the public. At midday on Sunday November 10 the online vote will open. Everyone living in the EU, who's above the age of 16 and who shares Green values can register and vote online, until January 28. During this voting phase, we will organise debates to ensure you can make an informed decision. The EGP website will display information about the contenders. At the end, the contender with the highest number of votes will be elected. The second winner will be the person with the next highest number of votes who is from another national list. If the first contender elected is man, the winner will be the woman with the highest number of votes. Once the Green Primary is over, we will present our leading candidates to the public and our third common Green EU campaign will begin! European Elections will take place on May 22-25.
You can vote online between November 10 and January 28. We'll present the winners the day after voting has ended on January 29.
All over Europe! You can vote at greenprimary.eu, and through the websites of our Member Parties.
Because it is more democratic, because we trust our voters to make this decision, because it will help mobilise voters, and because we want to show that we have a credible vision for Europe's future. We will show the people of Europe that politics can be different.