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    Default SYRIZA's end of tether

    He didnt need the hypebole, this article is depressing enough , with even the KKE in trouble and the 2 (real) far left coalitions electorally sunk (like France) , there are glimmers of hope only on the populist left (Yarofakis MERA25 being a Euro friendly one and not even soldily left , the former speaker doing the nationalist left version ) . Myself I was only surprised SYRIZA didnt sink further .
    Anyhow at least Tsipiras's alter reality bubble is burst. His call for early elections is basically throwing in the towel, SYRIZA will remain the new PASOK if they're lucky
    https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/syriz...b8XIOkxi8srPbI

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    As expected the Conservative ND made an overall majority (with around 40% -majoritarian system gives 50 free seats to the largest party). The only surprises, turnout hasnt dropped further (56%) and SYRIZA only dropped about 4% to 31.5% (much better than the Euros) . Minor Social Welfare measures may have saved them from the expected disaster? Varofakis's rival populist left party MERA25 look like taking seats for the 1st time and the far right split caused the ultra right Golden Dawn to exit parliament (they are replaced by a rival mere 'extreme nationalist' party with the initials EL ) .

    https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/07/...ras-and-syriza

    The old style communist (said to be nationalist/stalinistic) KKE held their app 5%, the 2 far left list were nowhere (a combined 0.7) with the SYRIZA split LAE (who just missed 3% last time) almost disappeared (possibly affected by tactical voting to put MERA25 over the 3% or to KKE and even SYRIZA?? ) . A 3rd populist left party (of the nationalist variety) , that of the former SYRIZA speaker held about 1.4% . Full results at Greek TV https://www.ert.gr/

    SRYIZA's German ally Die Linke's associated daily newspaper had this piece entitled 'Not successful, but not punished'
    https://www.neues-deutschland.de/art...bgestraft.html

    Having to work with such meagre analysis I speculate a last minute Fianna Fail style social welfare package combined with fears of what the new government might do led to SRYIZA's relatively good performance at day's end. But I share some of the relief .
    Last edited by GregTimo; 08-07-2019 at 03:48 PM.

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    Costas Lapavitsas may not much in the way of answers? but is an excellent critic (the best I have seen on Greece). A lot of work put in here (I can see on the 1st skim), he even manages to critic the disastrous performance of the far left (LAE) to which he defected in 2015 (see conclusion) . Seems much better than other wonky pieces i have read/watched anyhow . It really is difficult to critique such depressing situations without resorting to pat and semi analyses such as others have done https://jacobinmag.com/2019/07/greec...alexis-tsipras

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    Thanks for the update posts. Will read this over today.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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