Good afternoon folks, and welcome to this, my first statistical map of the ESC ‘17 season. It’s about something which I consider to detract from the spirit of the competition, and which has provided an unhealthily huge dose of drama this year: the lack of democracy in selecting each nation’s Eurovision representatives.
For once, I’m not talking about internal selections - though I do find it a shame that 17 countries do not engage their citizens in any way in picking the singer that will represent them, and a further two allow them only to pick the singer but not the song through a ridiculous process of elimination that picks the best karaöke singer, but not necessarily the best singer for the song chosen. I’m talking dodgynational finals where the people’s choice ends up secondary. Check out my analysis below:
Synopsis: Upon Narnia’s rescue from Jadis’s tyranny, Aslan has crowned the Pevensies the rightful kings and queens of the land. Their infamous reign has ushered in an entirely new era– the Golden Age– however is not without it’s struggles. The young monarchs must learn to rule a country and engage in international affairs all while managing their personal lives from behind closed curtains– everything from insomnia to producing heirs. Ruling a country was never promised to be easy, but was it really meant to be this difficult?
Fatima Jinnah (1893-1967) is known as “Mother of the Nation”
in Pakistan, and is remembered and honoured as one of the leading founders of
the country. Her engagement in politics, her extensive support of civil rights
and her philanthropy all offer her an important place in Pakistani culture and
In 1947 she founded
the Women’s Relief Committee, which later became the All Pakistan Women’s
Association. In 1965 she contested the elections and ran against the
dictatorial, self-proclaimed president of Pakistan at the time, receiving
widespread support and praise from the people. Although she won the vote, Ayub
Khan was once again proclaimed President through vote rigging. Still, the
campaign proved that a woman could easily run for political office and gain the
public’s sympathy anywhere in the world.
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