The left has won an important election in
The Syriza coalition includes some Maoists and other Marxists. We will soon see
of these new winners can actually bring any real positive change. Most of those
European government's bourgeoisies are deeply entrenched and will do all they
can to sabotage this victory. So the Syriza coalition has a tough road ahead.
The following article gives some details as to who Syriza coalition is. It was
written and posted about a month ago. Greece
The Specter of a Revolutionary Left Government is Haunting Greece's Bourgeoisie
From Kasama Project:
All eyes are now on
. Greek Prime Minister
Antonis Samaras has made the fateful decision to propel presidential elections
forward. Samaras asserts, believes even, that the people of Greece do not
want elections. Greece
It is not the Greek people who do not want elections but the governing regime. In October Samaras managed to garner the support of 155 MPs for his government from PASOK and New Democracy allies in a vote of confidence, which only delayed the inevitable. The regime of Samaras could breathe easy, however temporarily, at the time.
Before the most recent vote of confidence were the elections held to the European Parliament in May. The ruling New Democracy-PASOK coalition received a combined vote of 30.2 percent, compared to 26.4 percent taken up by the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), the paltry percentage that PASOK got beefing up New Democracy’s lesser 22.8 percent. This effectively allowed Samaras to declare victory. Samaras could boast that the attempt to turn the European Parliament elections into a plebiscite against his coalition government had failed, easing the fears of the broader European community by trumpeting the admittedly empty promise of continued stability. Syriza leader Tsipras spoke of the will of the people being more or less left unheeded as a result of the unfavorable disposition of political forces.
Just prior to the European Parliament elections were the Greek municipal elections, held in the same month, which did not bode well for Samaras either. Syriza would sweep up
Attica. Syriza easily trumped the Independent opposition
in the Attica region, winning by 50.82
percent. That gave them sixty-one seats there. In proper, Syriza narrowly lost by one
percentage point to an incumbent politician, nonetheless gathering up an
impressive 20 percent of the vote. New Democracy managed to do considerably
well in Athens Central Macedonia and elsewhere, but
this was hardly a positive showing for Samaras. New Democracy candidates lost
out in the second round of elections held in the municipality
of Athens, letting populous Attica slip form the party’s hands. Samaras would
proclaim the triumph of stability in this instance, too, as to lessen the
jitteriness of the always edgy markets.
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