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By Tom Mellen:
Greek coalition talks break down
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Greek social democrat leader Evangelos Venizelos announced today that Greece will hold fresh elections.
After nine days of fruitless coalition talks the Pasok chief said: “The country is heading toward elections under adverse conditions.”
The new vote is expected to be held next month.
Pasok and New Democracy, which signed up to the agreement, saw their combined share of the vote plummet from 77 to 33 per cent.
The so-called troika is currently pressuring Greek politicians to plan €14.5 billion (£11.5bn) worth of additional cuts for 2013-14.
KKE general secretary Aleka Papariga (pictured), whose party won 8.5 per cent on May 6, called for fresh elections and urged citizens to vote Communist.
“Compromises suggested by other forces requires unending heavy and unnecessary sacrifices – with no positive outlook for the people,” Ms Papariga argued.
“The only government that can face up to the demands of the crisis and meet people’s needs is one that unilaterally cancels the debt, terminates and reverses the EU-IMF loan agreement, and frees Greece from the EU,” she insisted.
Ms Papariga said that such a government would “socialise the main means of production and implement scientific central planning of the economy.”
‘We will defy the bankers’ – Greek workers speak out: here.
As new Socialist President Francois Hollande advances up the Champs Elysees and the Greek fight against austerity continues it’s tempting to hope for better things. But that temptation has to be tempered with a realisation of the sheer enormity of the beast that is our common enemy: here.