Monday, 22 October 2012

Big Swing to Left- Nationalist in Euskal Herria

 The Elections in the Basque country (Euskal Herria) have seen a swing of over 15%to the new Left-Nationalist grouping  Euskal Herria Bildu EHB

Basque Parliament Elections Results



  •  EAJ-PNV 27-3
  •  
  • EH-Bildu: 21+16
  •  
  • PSE: 16
  •  - 9
  • PP: 10
  •  -3 
  • UPyD: 1


  • The Swing becomes clearer when we the swing in the Basque TErritories.
    • Basque Territories  2012

      • BIZKAIA
        EAJ-PNV
        11
        BILDU
        6
        PSE
        5
        PP
        3
      • ÁLAVA
        EAJ-PNV
        7
        BILDU
        6
        PSE
        6
        PP
        5
        UPYD
        1
      • GIPUZKOA
        BILDU
        9
        EAJ-PNV
        9
        PSE
        5
        PP
        2
        Result 2009
      • EAJ-PNV
        12
        PSE
        8
        PP
        4
        ARA
        1
      • PSE
        9
        EAJ-PNV
        8
        PP
        6
        ARA
        1
        UPYD
        1
      • EAJ-PNV
        10
        PSE
        8
        PP
        3
        ARA
        2
        EA
        1
        EB




    The 2009 election saw the  EAJ-PNV lose power to the Federal PSE  and for some commentators to question whether the Independence movement has lost its momentum .

    However the major facyor was the exclusion of Patries with links to ETA and the new group Aralar  only managed to pick up a few seats as some voters boycotted the election.

    Since 38 seats are needed for an overall majority  may have to seek support from the Federal parties if it is reluctant to pres for further Independence . But the Euskal Herria Bildu (Basque Country Gather (EHB) which contain Parties who are members along with Plaid in the European Free alliance means that the EAJ-PNVan.t ignore the message from the Basque electorate .

    Indeed the 3 years that they were out of power  could have shaken EAJ-PNV out of their complacency and they could well like Catalonia seek to hold a referendum .

    A few years ago commentators were trying to give the impression that the National Movements had lost their Momentum but it looks very different now and with Catalalan  having a new impetus  again also coming from the left and with Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliancie (N-VA) (admittedly more conservative )  scoring  major victories in municipal elections last week in Belgium.  We may see an increase for autonomy partial ot full throughout Europe.

    At present Wales is far behind. but who knows what the effect of this New-Nationalism will have on us?



    2 comments:

    1. Good blog - there we go, more Welsh news by Welsh bloggers than by the over-paid 'journalists' at BBC 'Wales'.

      Thanks Glyn.

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    2. The democratic deficit is in my opinion getting worse, not better.

      However i'm not sure of the wisdom of criticising the journalists. I don't see that they are the problem and also I don't see what criticising them achieves. I also don't really understand why or how they are over-paid.

      News is a public service (in my opinion). Privatisation has attempted to undermine this concept but it's true. You get what you pay for. BBC is cutting back, simple as that. BBC Wales is losing capacity to report stories, same as Trinity Mirror.

      I always say the problem isn't the Welsh media, it's the fact we don't have enough of it.

      With such a void, blogs in Wales do have extra value (regardless of content) compared to blogs in England or indeed Scotland. I think if you blog regularly and say relatively interesting things, decision-makers and journalists will read your blog in Wales.

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