Alexis Tsipras hailed a victory for his left-wing Syriza party after winning a second general election in less than 9 months. However, the many Greeks I have met with say they expect nothing to change. Before the vote, I reported that the Greeks I spoke with said that they did not expect anything to change because the previous government never did as they said. Continue reading →
The straw that could break the EU’s back. Germany, the powerhouse that runs Europe, is no doubt watching this closely.
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Polls have closed in the Greek elections which could see the radical leftist Syriza party take power, that has pledged to ditch painful austerity measures imposed during the economic crisis.
It is leading exit polls ahead of the official election result with between 35.5% and 39.5% of the vote, compared to between 23% and 27% for the New Democracy party, led by incumbent Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Continue reading
The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is now the third most popular party in Greece, according to a survey by Pulse RC published in To Podikiweekly September 6. Golden Dawn has the support of 10.5 percent of the population.
The New Democracy party is in first place, with support from 25 percent of those polled, followed by the radical left-wing Syriza. pasok, which used to be a major party, received the support of only 8 percent.
The situation in Greece is a shocking example of how quickly and radically a nation can change once its economy falls apart. Just three years ago, this level of support for Golden Dawn would have been unthinkable.
All immigrants in Greece are not innocent victims. One Greek reporter described an “escalating crime wave,” with “daily accounts in the Greek press of illegal immigrants robbing, raping and attacking Greeks” appearing in the Greek press.
This is the kind of breakdown in society that happens when economies collapse. Crime increases, and the once trendy multiculturalism is swiftly rejected as many struggle against poverty.
Continue to watch Greece. As economies around the world fail, other nations will come under the same pressure. Greece is a preview of the political change that will soon sweep Europe.
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