The fingers of one hand are now measured social democratic governments in Europe. Purely socialist left governments no longer exist except in Spain, Portugal And Malta.
THE European peoplesafter having lived in their shoes the so-called opportunists “progressive(according to Mr. Tsipras) leftist wedding rings And they got tired with the blackmail of the “progressive” partners, they snatched the steering wheel. “That’s how it is everywhere in Europe”, to remember the last quote from Tsipras!
But the leader of SYRIZA is the forget this by trying to justify THE unreasonably of a simple analogy and to convince us that cooperation governments are stable, that in many countries in Europe there are “stable” cooperation governments with a vote of tolerance and that in general “this is how this is happening all over Europe”. In fact, what is happening across Europe is enormous turn For Center-right!
The explanation is here: The peoples of Europe have seen in practice that with centre-left government coalitions, there is no way forward. They can’t get along, one blackmails the other and in the end one throws the other!
It’s not just about her weakness training government, the long negotiations and the consecutive electoral contests. Experience has shown that coalitions of parties form between social democrats, socialists and leftists they don’t last long because left-wing parties try to blackmail their opinions, they don’t keep agreements and they behave adventurously. It’s on nature of these evenings to think that they hold the absolute truth and that they rule in the name of the people – without the people of course.
Anti-Tsipras “progressives” and blind dates
Mr. Tsipra, Or walks on two boats, Presenting himself sometimes as a social democrat sometimes as a “radical” of the left, he declares that he subscribes to the social-democratic PASOK, but he can just as well align himself with the KKE and with Varoufakis. Because, he says, these are space parties… progressive.
It obviously describes what Propaganda baptized “progressive space”. Unless “progressive” is the absolutist And incoherent!
If not, how progressive is the Communist Party which, if in power, would no longer hold elections? And how is someone who wants to blow up the banking system a progressive? What kind of “progress” is all this?
But for Mr. Tsipras, there is no problem. That’s why when he talks about the KKE, he refers to its struggles – but not to its adherence to the Soviet totalitarian model with nomenclatures and the like “within the party line, someone is an idiot”! And when he talks about Varoufakis, he says he “honestly” doesn’t know… what his program is! So she’s ready to go on a blind date with him!
This is not how cooperative governments are formed. Even if Mr. Tsipras tells us that “this is how it happens everywhere in Europe”. This is how only the centre-left alliances who is always opportunisticare concluded hastily with an eye on the spoils of power and various parties and factions join forces, the first to find themselves in Prime Minister and the rest to serve (and serve) each his own agenda. That’s why they stay together as long as their blackmail lasts.
See Spain where o Sanchez with Podemos, they rely on the vote or the tolerance sometimes of Basque nationalists and sometimes of Catalan separatists, who even fight among themselves – when they are not blackmailing Sánchez for favorable decisions in favor of ETA prisoners or tried for illegal independence referendum.
They also stay together until they find that their ratings are dropping due to their participation in government because they failed to enforce their ideologies.
See Portugalwhere the Left Bloc overthrew the Costa government – provoking early elections and the anger of the people who finally gave the socialist Costa the autonomy to calm his head.
Left with liberals in Denmark
See also Denmarkwhere a small radical to party her LEFT leftist Prime Minister Mette Frederiksson threatened to resign, she went to early elections, the result was not announced in Parliament and finally what happened only once in the country, in 1978 and lasted just over a year: A grand coalition.
The three parties agreed and a government was formed by the Social Democrats, with Frederiksen as Prime Minister, the Liberals, with party leader Jakob Ellemann-Jensen as Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, and the moderates with their leader, former prime minister Lars Løkke. Rasmussen, sworn foreign minister.
In other words, the traditional opponents have formed a government. In fact, the leader of the Liberals said before the election that he would prefer a right-wing majority, but he agreed “for the good of Denmark”.
It should be noted here that in Denmark elections took place on November 1, 2022 and that a government was formed a month and a half later, on December 15. And quickly, you might say, but the pressure was great because of the Russian threats.
Can Mr Tsipras, who tells us that ‘this is happening everywhere in Europe’, tell us how any agreement could happen in Greece, where each party only holds the mandate for three days because that is what what does the Constitution require?
If Mr. Tsipras wanted a real application of simple proportionality, he should have ensured or sought to change the Constitution to allow long-term negotiations. He didn’t do it because he didn’t have consensus in mind, but aron aron agreement on the law of power.
And so, given that before the elections everyone declares that they will not cooperate with anyone – and therefore no one submits the programs of the famous convergences – if they end up agreeing in three days, it would be an opportunistic agreement and fragile. They have been trading overseas for months and they still have problems!
Return of the Christian Democrats to Berlin
We also have fresh bagels. Thursday, April 27, an agreement was reached in Berlin between the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats. The new governor-mayor is now the Christian Democrat Kai Wegner whose party won the election, while the former Social Democrat mayor Francisca Gifai will be the new finance minister.
Note that in Berlin the elections were held on February 12 and agreed after 2.5 months. And anyway, the first became mayor, and the second assumed an important ministry. They did not look for someone else out of nowhere, as Mr. Androulakis proclaims.
Return of the right in Finland and… an expected government
We have it too Finland. Also on Thursday, April 27, it was announced who will take part in negotiations on the formation of the government, which will begin next week. Attention! Finnish elections took place on April 2, but it took 25 days not to form a government, but to decide who would participate in the negotiations to form a government.
The leading party in the elections was the right-wing “National Alliance” (NCP) of Petri Orpo (48 seats), which will negotiate with the far-right “True Finns” party (46 seats), the Swedish Party (RKP, 9 seats) and the Christian Democrats (KD, 5 seats).
Former Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Social Democrats won 43 seats in Finland’s parliament, which has 200.
At the negotiation stage, if one party withdraws, another may take its place. And if the negotiations fail completely, then the second takes over and everything starts from the beginning.
The Party of Swedes initially had some reservations about participating in negotiations in which the nationalist and anti-immigration True Finns party also participates, but its authorities finally decided to continue. Its leader Anna-Maya Henrikson specified however that they will not accept compromise on the principles of the party and that they will take their final decisions as soon as the outcome of the negotiation is known.
That is to say, they do not even know yet if they can get along, because a great distance separates them on many serious subjects.
Socialists in vertical decline
And there are certainly no more socialist or centre-left governments in Europe. After the elections of September 11, 2022, when the Social Democrats also lost the government (a minority with the tolerance of the far-right “Swedish Democrats” of Jimmy Akesson), in Sweden the coalition of Moderates, Christian Democrats and Liberals formed under Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson.
And in Germany, the Chancellor may be the Social Democrat Scholz and Foreign Minister Burbock of the Greens, but the Finance Minister is the Liberal Lindner. So the government is not a social democrat, because Mr. Tsipras makes us dizzy.
For the moment, the only countries with socialists at the helm are Spain with the alliance of socialists and Podemos (minority with tolerance), Portugal with a socialist government under Costa and Malta where Labor is again at the bar from March 2022 under Prime Minister Robert Abella – which were disavowed by other European Socialists due to rule of law issues. And in Spain, next December’s elections are fast approaching, with Sanchez’s Socialists in decline and Podemos in disintegration and in conflict with other left-wing parties.
Conclusion: If we take into account the quote from Mr. Tsipras, then yes, “this is how it is everywhere in Europe”! In other words, a turn to the center-right!
* Sofia Voultepsi is a candidate for the post of MP B3 Southern Sector of Athens, Deputy Minister of Immigration and Asylum, journalist