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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Election fever, France and Greece

Election day today in both Greece and France. The French have the chance to vote for a new President with a new socilaist perspective whilst the Greeks have turned the election into a referendum on whether they stay in the Euro and take the austerity measures and continue the punishment infllicted on them by Berlin or reject mainstream parties and chose to drop the 'package' they have been offered and bring the Euro down with them.

There are intensive battles going on between the two major parties PASOK and ND both promising things they can not deliver but the quaestion is whether the smaller groups on the far right and the hard left will gain enough seats in the 300 member parliament to force PASOK or ND to go into coalition with them. Its all very unclear! I am, of course, urging people to vote for the Socialist PASOK!

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