Monday, May 7, 2012

Greek Elections - First Look

Yesterday, Greeks all over the country put on their Sunday cloths and went voting. After a very turbulent political and economical period, everybody hoped for a change and they were also decided to vote for it this time.
What came out is a bit disturbing. Not because the traditional parties that use to take turns in having the majority in the parliament now don't even have majority together but because, as history teaches us, in times of crisis extremist parties rise. And, at this point, Greece is repeating history.

There most probably will be 7 parties that will compose the Greek Parliament in the next 4 years. I'm saying "most probably" because the vote count haven't ended yet and an the ecologist party might also get the 3% necessary. Some of these parties are in this position for the first time. You might think that as a good thing since the Greek politics desperately needs some new faces and some fresh approaches but if you think that some of these parties are extremists parties, you might reconsider.
On the second place came Siriza (Συριζα) - one of the extreme left party while on the 6th, with an overall percentage of 7% is the Golden Dawn (Χρυση Αυγη), the Nazi party, with 19 places on the Parliament. 

The political platform of Χρυση Αυγη implies camps for migrants, mines and electrical fences at the Greek borders.

So till now, after counting 99,54% of the votes we have: 
New Democracy  - 18,9%
Siriza - 16,8%
PASOK - 13,2%
Ανεξάρτητοι Ελληνες - 10,6%
ΚΚΕ - 8,5% - the Greek Comunist Party
Golden Dawn (Χρυση Αυγη) - 7%
Δημοκρατική Αριστερά - 6,1% - the Democratic Left
and maybe the Ecologist Party if they reach the 3% by the end of the vote count.

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