Monday, November 11, 2019

Beautiful visualizations that reveal ugly truths: a neofascist party gets 15% of the vote in Spain

El País's coverage of yesterday's general election in Spain was exemplary, and that includes their graphics. El País made significant changes to their data and visualization desks recently, and it shows. They have a detailed map of the country and before the complete results were available they experimented with forecasts and real-time counting.

The bad news of the day was that a neofascist party, Vox, got 15% of the vote. More than 3.6 million people supported it. That should worry anyone who cares about the future of liberal democracy. I miss boring times.