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What you call the strategy of the left is the result of lots of individual decisions. There is (afaik) no organised election boycott here, it is just that PSOE has done the opposite to what they promised and thus lost a lot of their support.

The strategy of the parties to the left of PSOE is to try to pick up those votes. You can blame them for not being efficient, but you can not blame them for not trying.

The real question is what the strategy of PSOE is.

In general, I think it is unconstructive to describe a party losing votes as if the voters was organised outside the party and decided to turn their back in an organised manner, while the party is just individuals, drifting in a sea of forces. I think the opposite is truer.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 08:06:53 AM EST
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