Skip to comments.Europe faces 3 national elections on 'Super Sunday'
Posted on 05/05/2012 1:51:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
On Sunday (6 May), the French will elect a new president, the Greeks will hold general elections, and EU hopeful Serbia will designate their new president, Parliament and local authorities. The stakes appear high not only for the individual countries concerned but also for Europe as a whole.
In France, outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing likely defeat against Socialist contender François Hollande, who has a comfortable lead of at least five percentage points in several opinion polls.
A debate between the two contenders on Wednesday night, watched live by more than a third of the electorate, was seen as a last chance for Sarkozy to woo voters.
But unlike 2007 when Sarkozy crushed the then Socialist candidate Ségolène Royal, Hollande appeared more convincing and self-assured than the outgoing president. Royal was the then partner of François Hollande, with whom they have four children.
On 6 May, Greeks will vote in early parliamentary elections against the background of the worst crisis to hit the country in decades. Smaller parties are attracting voters in large numbers for the first time, polls show. They include the Coalition of the Radical Left, the Communist Party, the Democratic Left, the rightist Independent Greeks, the far-right People's Orthodox Rally andfor the first time in Greece's post-war historythe extreme far-right 'Golden Dawn', imbued with fascist ideology.
On Sunday, May 6, Serbia will see "three-in-one" joint parliamentary, presidential and local elections. Serbia's gamble lies in confirming the country's current pro-European leadership, or handing power to the Serbian Progressive Party, whose commitment to European integration has yet to be confirmed.
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I think, if I were a Serbian, I’d vote to stay out of Europe. Why get in at the top floor, just when the building is about to fall down?
I suppose the Greeks are screwed. Everyone is so unhappy they are all going to go vote their “Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Ross Perot” votes and the vote will be so divided they’ll get one of those flimsy “coaltion” or bs “unity” governments.
I don’t know what their rules permit, but it probably won’t last too long.
As for France, I hope Sarko can hold on.
Europe as the EU is dead. They should start the devolution NOW.
They’ll save a bunch of dough just by disbanding the “European Parliment” or whatever they call it.
Do it in an orderly fashion, reinstitute the old currencies, keep some of the open border stuff.
Come on, it’s not that hard. I mean, it’s difficult, filled with people and all that.
But, it’s going to be easier than hitting the brick wall with your hands over your eyes. Because I’ve done that (not literally) and that stinks. And that’s what they are cruising for now.
None of this “blue model” socialism can survive. Not in Europe and not here.
Fascinating to see the mindset in Europe. When things go wrong, the people run to government as the solution by electing socialists. They protest against the government, yet they vote to expand it.
Figure the Frogs to jump happily into the socialist hellhole, when the rest of the free world is trying to climb out from it.