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So, probably in 12 months (assuming the PSOE will last asl ong) the only EU country with a social democratic government will be... Greece?

Interesting results for a crisis of global capitalism.

by cagatacos on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 01:33:08 AM EST
The Social Democrats adopted Neoliberal economic thinking in the 90s to remain serious and electable and so became Social Liberals in all but name. The result is not entirely surprising, and people turn conservative in a crisis.

The Spanish election early next year will kick out the last Social Democratic incumbent elected before the crisis started. And then we'll have 4 years to see if the SocDems have managed to reinvent themselves on the economic front or not.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 02:32:30 AM EST
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That then is of easy answer: they will not re-invent themselves in any fair way.

People are highly influenced by the companies they keep. Last time I checked soc dem parties seem to be in pretty bad companies these days.

Furthermore, it would be difficult, at least in some places, to get good company anyway: The way labour is disorganized.

The solution lies elsewhere. Where? Good question.

by cagatacos on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 02:42:49 AM EST
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ElPais has a apportioned General election seats using the municipal election vote counts and the result is the data would leave the PP 13 seats away from an absolute majority.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 02:42:21 AM EST
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you could have France...

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 03:47:25 AM EST
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Actually, you could even have Portugal (the race seems to be competitive again).

But considering that Sarkozy said, about the Portuguese PM, that if Socrates is a Socialist, then he would also be a Socialist...

Oh well...

by cagatacos on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 12:09:49 PM EST
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