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Syriza and Podemos arose out of a massively unemployed, educated middle class. 50% youth unemployment for 5 years will tend to generate that kind of movement because it gives a lot of energetic, able people a lot of time to think and to organize. As bad as France's employment situation may be relative to the French norm, it's still in the low double digits. So I just don't expect a radical left movement to arise in France. And, in addition, the country has the Front National as a suitable outlet for non-ideological anti-establishment anger.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 7th, 2015 at 10:27:21 AM EST
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