Tag Archives: Pasok

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – New Democracy Wins But May Be Unable To Form Coalition; Syriza Has Coalition Chances If New Democracy Fails – 17 June 2012

In the last 15 minutes I have changed this blog headline a few times from various forms of likely winner for New Democracy to “winner”.

The key news now is that it still depends on Pasok , which has stated unwillingness to enter into a coalition with New Democracy and refused to do so in the last election. The difference this time is that Syriza has a strong chance of forming a coalition if New Democracy fails. Continue reading

John Ward – Greek Bailout : Uncertainty Persists As New Sovereign Liabilites Surface – 11 March 2012

“We’re about this far up the beanstalk”

There are signs that Germany, the IMF and Washington retain their doubts about Greek ‘salvation’

Seemingly confident that the worst is behind him, Evangelo Venizelos strode into a PASOK Party conference this morning. A pensioner on crutches hurled a full yoghurt pot at the obese Finance Minister just before he got to the podium. Perhaps this was the old man’s way of trying to add a little culture to the occasion: either way, it was a timely reminder of the deep unpopularity of the austerity measures this shifty and widely hated man has driven through – by fair means and foul.  Continue reading