The fingers of one hand are now measured social democratic governments in Europe. Purely left-wing socialist governments now only exist in Spain, Portugal and malt.
He european peoplesafter the supposedly opportunists lived on their skin”progressive» (according to Mr. Tsipras) leftist alliances and they got tired With the blackmail of the “progressive” partners, they took the steering wheel from their hands. “This is how it happens all over Europe”, to remember the last sentence of Tsipras!
But leader of SYRIZA makes the forget this when trying to justify he excessively of simple analogy and to convince us that cooperation governments are stable, that in many European countries there are “stable” cooperation governments with a vote of tolerance and that in general “this is the case throughout Europe”. In fact, what is happening across Europe is huge. fold to center right!
The explanation is there: The European peoples have found in practice that center-left government coalitions do not get ahead. They can’t agree, one blackmails the other and in the end one shoots the other!
It’s not just about her weakness training government, the protracted negotiations and the successive electoral contests. Experience has shown that party coalitions formed between Social Democrats, Socialists and leftists they are short-lived because left-wing parties try to blackmail their views, do not respect agreements and behave adventurously. Its on nature of these parties to think that they possess the absolute truth and that they govern in the name of the people, without the people, of course.
Anti-Tsipras “progressives” and blind dates
Mister. Tsipras, where step on two boats, Posing sometimes as a social democrat and sometimes as a left “radical”, he declares that he fits in with the social democrat PASOK, but can also side with the KKE and Varoufakis. Because, he says, they are parties of the… progressive space.
It obviously describes what the propaganda has baptized “progressive space”. Unless “progressive” is the absolutist and incoherent!
Otherwise, how progressive is the communist party that, if it ever came to power, it would never hold elections again? And how progressive is someone who wants to blow up the banking system? 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 means his struggles, but not his adherence to the Soviet totalitarian model with nomenclatures and other kinds of “on the party line, someone is an idiot”! And when he talks about Varoufakis, he says that “honestly” he 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 is all over Europe”. This is how only the center-left alliances which is always opportunistare concluded hastily with an eye on the spoils of power and various parties and factions unite, the first to find itself in Prime Minister and the rest to attend (and serve) each to his own diary. That’s why they stay together while their blackmail lasts.
See Spain where or Sanchez with Podemos they have the vote or the tolerance sometimes of the Basque nationalists and sometimes of the Catalan separatists, who even fight among themselves – when they do not blackmail Sánchez for decisions favorable to the ETA prisoners or those prosecuted for the illegal independence referendum.
They also stay together until they find out that their grades are falling due to their involvement in the government because they failed to enforce their ideologies.
See Portugalwhere the Left Bloc overthrew the Costa government -causing early elections and the anger of the people that finally gave the socialist Costa self-sufficiency to calm his head.
Left with the liberals in Denmark
See also Denmarkwhere a small radical party his Left He threatened the left-wing Prime Minister Mette Frederiksson with resignation, he went to early elections, the result was not declared in Parliament and finally what happened only once in the country, in 1978 and lasted little more than a year: a great coalition.
The three parties agreed and a government was formed with 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 in as Foreign Minister.
In other words, the traditional opponents formed a government. In fact, the leader of the Liberals had said before the elections that he would prefer a right-wing majority, but he accepted “for the good of Denmark”.
Note here that in Denmark elections were held on November 1, 2022 and a government was formed a month and a half later, on December 15. And fast, one could say, but the pressure was great due to the Russian threats.
Mr Tsipras, who tells us that “this happens all over Europe”, can you tell us how there could be any agreement in Greece, where each party has the mandate for only three days because that is what the Constitution requires?
If Mr. Tsipras wanted a real application of simple proportionality, he should have been careful or sought to change the Constitution to allow for long-term negotiations. He didn’t do it because he didn’t have consensus in mind, but rather an agreed agreement on the law of power.
And therefore, given that before the elections everyone declares that they are not going to cooperate with anyone -and therefore nobody rules out the programs of the famous convergences-, if they finally agreed in three days, it would be an opportunistic agreement and fragile. They’ve been trading abroad for months and now they’re in trouble!
Return of the Christian Democrats to Berlin
We also have fresh bagels. On 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 elections, 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 former became mayor and the latter assumed an important ministry. They did not look for someone else out of the blue, as Mr. Androulakis proclaims.
Right turn in Finland and… a government is expected
we have it too Finland. Also on Thursday, April 27, it was announced who will participate in the government formation negotiations, which will begin next week. Careful! Finland’s elections were held 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 first party in the elections was the right-wing “National Alliance” (NCP) of Petri Orpo (48 seats), which will negotiate with the far-right party “True Finns” (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 200-seat parliament.
In the negotiation stage, if one party withdraws, another can take its place. And if the negotiations fail completely, then the second takes over and everything starts from the beginning.
The Swedish Party initially had some reservations about participating in negotiations where the nationalist and anti-immigration True Finns party is also participating, but in the end its bodies decided to continue. However, its leader, Anna-Maya Henrikson, stated that they will not accept compromises regarding the party’s principles and that they will make their final decisions as soon as the outcome of the negotiation is known.
In other words, they still don’t even know if they can agree, because a great distance separates them on many serious issues.
Socialists in vertical decline
And there are certainly no more socialist or center-left governments in Europe. After the elections of September 11, 2022, in which the Social Democrats (a minority with the tolerance of Jimmy Akesson’s far-right “Sweden Democrats”) also lost their government, the coalition of moderates, Democrat Christians and liberals under the leadership of Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson.
And in Germany, the chancellor may be the social democrat Scholz and the foreign minister Burbock from the Greens, but the finance minister is the liberal Lindner. So, the government is not social democratic, as Mr. Tsipras makes us dizzy.
At 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 will once again take command from March 2022 under Prime Minister Robert Abella, who has been repudiated by the other European socialists for reasons of the rule of law. And in Spain, the elections next December are just around the corner, with Sánchez’s socialists in decline and Podemos in disintegration and in conflict with the rest of the left-wing parties.
Conclusion: If we take into account the quote from Mr. Tsipras, then yes, “this is how it happens all over Europe”! In other words, a swing to the center-right!
* Sofia Voultepsi is a candidate for deputy B3 South Sector of Athens, Vice Minister of Immigration and Asylum, journalist