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RE: Greece parliament faces crucial presidency vote
Syriza Forms Coalition Government with Right-wing Independent Greeks

By Robert Stevens
Global Research, January 27, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

It took just hours for the leftist pretensions of Syriza, (the Coalition of the Radical Left) to be exposed following its victory in Sunday’s Greek general election.

Syriza won 36.3 percent of the vote, obtaining 2,246,064 votes, but its final tally of 149 seats fell just short of the 151 needed for an absolute majority in the 300-strong parliament.

On Monday morning, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras held talks lasting barely an hour with Panos Kammenos, leader of the right-wing, anti-immigrant Independent Greeks (ANEL). Following the talks, Kammenos announced that the Greek government would be a Syriza-Independent Greeks coalition.

Tsipras, seeking to widen support for the coalition, held talks with To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis on Monday evening. While Theodorakis previously ruled out sitting in a Syriza-led cabinet, he stressed Monday the need for a “patriotic action plan.”

The alliance with ANEL underscores Syriza’s character as a bourgeois party, based on privileged layers of the petty bourgeoisie, which articulates the interests of sections of the Greek capitalist class and international capital. (...)

http://www.globalresearch.ca/syriza-form...ks/5427630

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Dull weirdo Trotskyite mad that his fantasy Trotskyite revolution hasn't happened.

Ah yes, the ICFI lot like to call anyone that isn't their specific clique of no influence Trots "psuedo-left." Because anything that isn't total revolution or the trve Trot kvlt isn't leftist.

The UK lot: http://socialequality.org.uk/analysis/

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Quote:The restitution of minimum wage, granting citizenship to children of immigrants born here, the rehiring of public sector employees unduly laid off, were some of the reforms that will be implemented immediately, as reported after the first cabinet meeting.

Labour Minister Panos Skourletis said that the “reinstitution of the minimum wage at 751 euros is among the government’s first draft laws.” He also underlined that among the new government’s first priorities are measures to stop the humanitarian and social crisis.

Deputy Minister of Administrative Reform Giorgos Katrougalos, speaking on Wednesday to ANT1 TV, reiterated the pledge that public sector layoffs that were against the Constitution will be cancelled. He used as an example the finance ministry cleaning staff, teachers and school guards.

The issue of the uninsured as well as the policies that should be applied in the health and medicine sectors are among Health Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis‘ first priorities.

Kouroumplis, speaking to Mega TV on Wednesday, said that he will send a request to the hospitals within the day in order to brief him within the next three days on the prevailing situation and their needs. Referring to medicine, Kouroumblis estimated that with the intervention of the new leadership of the Health Ministry there will be economic benefits that will be re-invested in the system.

Deputy Minister of Migration Policy Tasia Christodoulopoulou speaking on Wednesday to private radio Sto Kokkino, said that the state will grant Greek nationality to all migrants’ children that were born and raised in Greece, “even those that were not born but came to Greece very young, attended and finished school here.”
Restitution of Minimum Wage, Layoffs Cancelled, Health Insurance for All, Citizenship to Immigrant Children; Some of First Reforms by Coalition | GreekReporter.com
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Quote:Golden Dawn achieved a proud victory against all odds, political persecutions, silence, and the system’s terrorism.

With results stand as they are right now, these are 17 MPs elected with Golden Dawn across Greece:

A’ Athens: Michaloliakos Nikolaos
B’ Athens: Germenis Georgios
Panagiotaros Ilias
Zaroulia Eleni
A’ Piraeus: Kouzilos Nikolaos
B’ Piraeus: Lagos Ioannis
Attica: Kasidiaris Ilias
Aitoloakarnanias: Barmparousis Konstantinos
Argolis: Galeos Georgios
Achaea: Arvanitis, Michalis
Evia: Michos Nikos
A’ Thessaloniki: Gregos Antonios
B’ Thessaloniki: Graikos Fotios
Kilkis: Chatzisavvas Christos
Larissa: Sveroni – Chondronasiou Despina
Serres: Matthaiopoulos Artemios
State MP: Pappas Christos

It is also worthy pointing out that the Popular Association, aside from being elevated to the position as the third political force of the country, has also gained a seat, the parliamentary group will go from holding 16 seats to 17 seats. The defiant struggle for a free and powerful Greece continues!
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First Tsipras speech to parliament:

Quote:The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced his anti-austerity government programme in a defiant address that prioritised the jobless and destitute over international creditors who have lent the country more than $300bn (£200bn).

In his first policy speech before parliament, he said his government did not have the right to prolong the five-year bailout deal that has foisted austerity on Greece, and felt a duty “not to disappoint” those who had voted him into power.

“We see hope, dignity and pride returning to Greek citizens. Our obligation and duty is not to disappoint them,” he told the 300-seat house. “We realise that negotiations [with foreign lenders] won’t be easy … but we have faith in our struggle, because justice is on our side.”

Declaring his administration “a government of national salvation”, Tsipras said he would also pursue claims to win back from Germany wartime loans that Greece had been forced to make to Nazi occupiers. “I can’t overlook what is an ethical duty, a duty to history … to lay claim to the wartime debt.”

Tsipras did signal a new round of belt-tightening – but on the part of ministers and MPs. He promised to sell half of all government limousines and a government jet in a money-raising exercise, as well as trimming back on security. Tsipras said Greece’s new class of politician would set the example of frugal living. “We do not need three government aircraft. Politicians can do away with the privilege of having a car,” he said.

But the measures are small by comparison with the enormity of Greece’s debt obligations. Athens must pay $25bn in debt repayments this year. Some observers believe the crunch will force Greece from the eurozone.

The British chancellor, George Osborne, admitted the UK had already embarked on contingency plans in preparation for a Greek exit from the single currency. “This standoff between Greece and the eurozone is increasing the risks every day,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, adding that Athens’ departure from the bloc would not only send European financial markets into a tailspin, but cause “real ructions” in the UK.

Earlier, Alan Greenspan, the former head of the US Federal Reserve, said it was only a matter of time before the country left the eurozone. He said it was difficult to see why anyone would be willing to lend Greece more money and that without additional loans, the country would be forced to default and leave the euro.

“It’s just a matter of time before everyone recognises that parting is the best strategy,” he told BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend. “It is not a decision where they are going to come to an agreement. All the cards are being held by the members of the eurozone.”

Greenspan also conceded that a Greek exit might trigger a meltdown in global financial markets: “I don’t think we have a choice.”

The former US policymaker said the eurozone would dismantle further unless it became fully integrated at a political level.

“This is a monumental type of construction and the problem that I see at this stage is that there is no way that I can conceive of the euro continuing unless and until all of the members of the eurozone become politically integrated. Even just fiscally integrated won’t do it. I would say short of a political union, I find it very difficult to foresee the euro holding together in its current form.”

In his speech, Tsipras said he would seek some kind of bridging loan with Greece’s creditors to tide the country over. Last week, he was warned that he faced the stark choice of applying for an extension of the current bailout accord by 16 February or going it alone. On Sunday, he said an extension was out of the question.

“The first priority of this government … is tackling the big wounds of the bailout, tackling the humanitarian crisis, just as we promised to do before the elections,” he said. “The bailout failed. The new government is not justified in asking for an extension … an extension would be a mistake and a catastrophe. We want a new deal, a bridge programme that would give us the fiscal space that a sincere negotiation requires,” he said.

Syriza’s pledges to the electorate include a freeze on pension cuts, a property tax overhaul, free electricity to those who have been cut off, reinstating jobs and raising the minimum wage. But it remains to be seen how quickly the measures are introduced – a phased approach could save the broke government money, officials have indicated.

In a separate gesture, Tsipras also said he would reopen ERT public television, which was closed in 2013 by the previous government to save money. ERT would be reopened to “repair a crime against Greek people and democracy”, he said.

Tsipras’s address came at the start of a big week for Greece’s relations with Europe. On Wednesday, the Eurogroup of finance ministers will hold an emergency meeting on the Greek crisis. On Thursday, a full summit in Brussels will be attended by both Tsipras and Angela Merkel.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/fe...parliament
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ECB risks crippling political damage if Greece forced to default

If Greece defaulted, the German people would discover instantly that a large sum of money committed without their knowledge and without a vote in the Bundestag had vanished

The political detonating pin for Greek contagion in Europe is an obscure mechanism used by the eurozone's nexus of central banks to settle accounts.

If Greece is forced out of the euro in acrimonious circumstances - a 50/50 risk given the continued refusal of the creditor core to acknowledge their own guilt and strategic errors - the country will not only default on its EMU rescue packages, but also on its "Target2" liabilities to the European Central Bank.

In normal times, Target2 adjustments are routine and self-correcting. They occur automatically as money is shifted around the currency bloc. The US Federal Reserve has a similar internal system to square books across regions. They turn nuclear if monetary union breaks up.

The Target2 "debts" owed by Greece's central bank to the ECB jumped to €49bn in December as capital flight accelerated on fears of a Syriza victory. They may have reached €65bn or €70bn by now. [...]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comme...fault.html

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"Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must." Thucydides
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