Monday, September 21, 2015

The quislings win in Greece

Greece went to the polls yesterday in the second round of elections this year, and re-elected the government which betrayed them just two months ago. Its a surprising result, but I guess even a quisling SYRIZA is considered better than a corrupt quisling New Democracy.

Golden Dawn did well, as expected, but the real winner was the "none of the above" party: turnout dropped by 7 percentage points, to 56.6%. Those who refused to vote (because there was nothing to vote for) outnumbered those who voted for the top four parties combined. As for SYRIZA's "mandate", its about 20% of the voterbase. Combined with a wafer-thin coalition, we'll probably see a government collapse sooner rather than later.