Tag Archives: Politics

Bar-mekko chart of public holidays and population in select countries

The bar-mekko chart below shows the number of public holidays (height) and population (width) of select countries around the globe. The area of each segment is proportional to the total number of ‘human-holidays’ each country provides. Colombia and India have the highest number of public holidays per person but India leads the number of human-holidays due to its large population.

Bar-mekko chart showing public holidays in select countries around the world

Bar-mekko showing public holidays and population in select countries

This chart was built using the Aploris add-in with PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Mekko chart of European election votes for right-wing parties

The Mekko or Marimekko chart below shows election vote percentages for right-wing parties in select European countries. The data used is from this NY Times article and Wikipedia.

The width of each column is proportional to the population of the country. The height of the red segments represents the percentage of votes won by right-wing parties in the latest election. As such, the area of the red segments is roughly proportional to the number of people that support right-wing parties. This is subject to election rules and is meant to be indicative of the support for right-wing parties. Some columns have two red segments indicating that there were two right-wing parties. The data row below chart indicates the year of the last election results.

Mekko chart of right-wing votes in Europe

Marimekko of European election results for right-wing parties

This Mekko chart was built using Microsoft PowerPoint with the Aploris add-in on a Mac. You can download the chart here.

Horizontal stacked bar chart showing results 2015 Canadian federal elections

The horizontal stacked bar chart below shows the number of seats won by each of the Canadian political parties during the October 2015 federal elections.

Horizontal stacked bar indicating the number of seats won by each political party during the 2015 Canadian federal elections

Horizontal stacked bar indicating the number of seats won by each political party during the 2015 Canadian federal elections

For a cleaner look, we have removed the axis and the column label. The colors of each segment were changed to match the parties’ primary color. The labels of the 3 largest parties were modified to also show the percent of total seats won. In addition, a value line is used to indicate the number of seats needed for majority.