Monday, 18 June 2012

Greece is not the word (Unfortunately)

The sense of relief from the UK establishment. over the likely hood that New Democracy will form the next government is almost deafening.


The likelihood  is that  there will be a coalition of New Democracy and PASOK the two Parties that have run Greece since the restoration of Democracy in 1974. and must bear a great deal of responsibility for the Greek Crisis.


And yet the whole of the media in the UK seemed to be relieved that these two will now be back in control of Greece.


The alternative had been of course the election of a a SYRIZIA government committed to stand up to the EU, or rather Angela Merkel and the financial institutions who had forced them into the devastation measures ,which are destroying the lives of Millions of Greeks.


Party                         - Preliminary results (99%) -Ideology, Affiliation, Founding2012Seats2012Seats
Nea Dimokratia (ND) 
New Democracy
Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
EPP, CDI, IDU
1974
29,7%12918,9%108
Synaspismos tis Rizospastikis Aristeras (SYRIZA) 
Coalition of the Radical Left
Democratic socialism
Eco-socialism, Anti-capitalism
EL (SYN)
2004
26,9%7116,8%52
Panellinio Sosialistiko Kinima (PASOK) 
Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Social democracy
 
PES, SI
1981
12,3%3313,2%41
Anexártitoi Éllines (ANEL) 
Independent Greeks
National conservatism
 
-
2012
7,5%2010,6%33
Chrysi Avyi (XA) 
Golden Dawn
Right-wing extremism -
1993
6,9%187,0%21
Dimokratiki Aristera (DIMAR) 
Democratic Left
Democratic socialism
Social democracy
-
2010
6,3%176,1%19
Kommounistiko Komma Elladas (KKE) 
Communist Party of Greece
Communism
Marxism-Leninism
-
1924
4,5%128,5%26
Laikos Orthodoxos Sunagermos (LAOS) 
Popular Orthodox Rally
Nationalism
Right-wing populism
-
2000
1,6%-2,9%-
Others--4,3%-16,0%-
Total---300-300
Turnout62,3%65,1%
nt

The result probably means Greece will stay in the Euro  and there may be some realignment of the austerity package. but there will be little change in the suffering of the millions of Greeks suffering from the diktat of the financial fat cats who caused the problem in the first place.


As the Greek government, sack thousands of state employees and undergo a series of privatisation. You can just imagine the slavering of Capitalist like Hedge fund managers as they anticipate  the opportunity to pick over the dead bones if the Greek economy.


When the financial crisis broke first in the Us and then in Europe it could have been a golden opportunity of the leaders of the EU to curb the power of the Banks.


Unfortunately the main power brokers France and Germany under Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy used the opportunity of the financial crisis in other to promote a right wing austerity measures throughout the EU and the UK under Brown and later Cameron did their best to stay outside any form of European Union solution  while promoting their own austerity measures.


The result was that the financiers were given a free hand to pick on weal economies one by one Ireland and Greece making them weaker and open to future exploitation by the likes of Hedge fund managers and then to move on to stronger economies like Spain.


The EU could have introduced a Tobin or Robin Hood Tax and put greater control on Banks and Hedge fund manners and even questioned the legitimately of Credit Agencies.


Instead of taking a lead themselves they chose to follow the very people who got us into the mess in the first place. 


Even to the extent of  seeing a temporary government in Greece run by so called technocrats for which read Bankers. 


When the crisis broke the establishment claimed to be shocked at the excesses of financial Institution but years down the line they are back where they were destroying communities with their  financial speculation and even deliberately creating  financial crisis in countries.Whilst getting huge bonuses for doing little more than gambling with ordinary people's futures.

When the establishment in the UK welcomes the success of Parties that have already failed their people I woody about the state of Democracy not only in Greece but here as well. 





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