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The Greek election results are in, and despite a few silver linings, the result is dispiriting for anyone who considers themselves either socially or economically progressive.

The Greek conservatives won the biggest share of the vote with 39.8%, and thanks to the ridiculous nature of the Greek electoral system they get a bonus 50 seats in parliament by virtue of finishing first, meaning 2 in five votes was enough to win them a clear majority in the parliament.

Without the 50 bonus seats, they would obviously still won the most seats, but they would have fallen well short of a majority, meaning they would have needed to form a national unity government with Syriza, or sought the support of at least three of the minor parties that finished between 3rd and 6th.......

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jul 8th, 2019 at 01:44:46 PM EST

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