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That's the point. Voting habits do not change so radically in two years that the PSOE abdication to right wing economic policies as imposed by the CDU and welcomed by the PP makes an anti-PSOE, anti-PP majority an electoral possibility.

With a 180 degree turn by the PSOE, with the requisite sacrificial lambs of PSOE supporters of the ECB colonization of Spain, it might be possible to reverse the outcome in a single election cycle, given how painful the years ahead will be.

Failing that, with a PSOE split and reconstitution of the colonial independence faction, it might be possible in a few election cycles.

Failing that, with the PP as a "Tory" pro-dependence party and the PSOE as a "Whig" pro-dependence party, a long slow process of party building lies ahead, similar to the long, slow replacement of the Canadian Liberal Part with the Canadian NDP.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Nov 21st, 2011 at 12:21:33 AM EST
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