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Why are there not left wing mayors and regional/local officials making the case for radical politics in most western nations?

Because the big conservative or the big socialist or liberal (depending on country) usually wins those seats too. But, in Europe it is more common to find small parties of any color locally then nationally, for the simple reason that it takes a smaller critical mass to gain local seats. And any party that is represented nationally is likely to be represented locally too. So I am at loss why you seem to argue that there is anything special in this regard with the french Greens or Die Linke in Germany.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Nov 21st, 2011 at 07:04:02 AM EST
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