Update On Greek Elections And The Golden Dawn
Posted on: 2012-06-21 05:00:43
(by Marla P.)
Golden Dawn in Parliament despite media attacks.
Elections were held in Greece on June 17th, 2012 and the clear winner is Golden Dawn-Greece’s Nationalist party – accused by the press international and domestic as “extremists, racists, Neo –Nazis, fascists, immigrant haters and criminals”-, as they will now be in parliament voicing their views and bringing about real change with a strong Nationalist thought.
The Neo –conservative party New Democracy won a 29% of the votes. It’s the same old song and dance routine, as Antonis Samaras the leader of the New Democracy party and now the new prime minister, has already said that Greece will honor her obligations to the international community meaning that the international bankers of the IMF will get their way, for now.
This is of course a complete change of pace, since prior to the election he was saying that there would have to be a re-examination of the economic package and perhaps even a re-negotiation. All this went out the door the moment it was announced that his party had won. His masters must be very happy!!
One important thing to remember is that Golden Dawn, has maintained its position at 6,9-7% (giving them a total 18 seats in parliament) since the electorate that voted for them last month did not get persuaded to “change or rather correct” their vote, as they were urged by Communist candidate Liana Kanneli during one of her many tv interviews.
You might remember her from a tv confrontation with GD’s Ilias Kasidiaris two weeks before the elections, in which things turned a bit uncomfortable when she slapped him with a bunch of papers on the face during a tv debate and he in turn slapped her trying to defend himself.
A big domestic and international uproar followed that incident with many analysts saying that this would hurt Golden Dawn at the polls, but as the results show it didn’t make any difference with those who were solid GD voters, tired of the lies, manipulation, propaganda and misinformation.
As the Greek constitution directs, the vice president of the parliament must come from one of the lesser parties. Ilias Kasidiaris is one very likely candidate for this position, and it will be interesting to watch the interaction between the two in the future, if he indeed is picked for this position. Will she address him MR. VICE PRESIDENT during any of their debates in parliament or will she avoid him all together? Will he call her a “has been dirty communist”? Remains to be seen…
The biggest loser in this election was ironically the Communist party with which Ms Kanelli has run for years now. During the May 2012 elections they got 8, 5% of the vote, this past weekend they got a “whopping” 4, 5% which gives them 12 seats in parliament. Sorry dear communists, times are changing!
Here is the final tally of the recent elections.
· New Democracy- (neo-conservative) 29,65 % (129 seats)
· Syriza (radical left Maoist /Trotskyist) 26,90% (71 seats)
· Pasok (Socialist) 12,28% (33 seats)
· Independent Greeks (a brand of right wing )7,51% (20 seats)
· Golden Dawn –Nationalists 6,93% (18 seats)
· Democratic Left( a left leaning amalgamation) 6,25%(17 seats)
· Communist Party of Greece( Stalinist ) 4,5 % (12 seats)