Politico Europe, the European edition of the US media giant Politico, is using business intelligence (BI) to show voters across the European Union (EU) the insights of the 2019 EU Parliamentary elections.
The company has created a new platform, Poll of Polls, which aims to reveal EU citizens how their voting (and non-voting) affected the results of the past election. The platform has interactive data visualizations built with Microsoft Power BI and shows a detailed analysis of the voting process within each of the EU’s member states.
“In countries where turnout is notoriously low, like some Eastern European countries, it didn’t take many votes in May to shift a Member of the European Parliament and to have her lose a seat or win a seat,” said Etienne Bauvir, director of BI at Politico Europe.
Bauvir added that Politico wanted to show how even a single vote can impact an overall result, especially in smaller countries.
By using Power BI journalists are trying to help voters to digest more easily the results and analysis of the election. Politico is using BI to make the company’s message stronger, making politics more accessible and transparent for everyone.
During the next election, the new platform will help voters to see the election in a more meaningful way – people will be able to better understand where the election is headed, where do parties stand in real time, and how voting rates compare across all 28 members.