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How unequal is the European Parliament’s representation?

The European citizens’ relative lack of interest in the European Parliament is often blamed by critics on its inherent inequality of representation. How much change would produce an acceptable level of equality of representation? In the charts at the end of this post, we compare the skewed nature of the European Parliament’s representation of European voters with other lower houses of large or medium-sized democratic polities.

By: Nicolas Véron and Anish Tailor Topic: Global economy and trade, Macroeconomic policy Date: May 19, 2014