If The Greek Elections Were Held Today

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Last week's largely symbolic vote in which the Greek bailout-addicted parliament passed, by the tiniest of margins, the latest request for just one more monetary fix promising that this time it will, pinky swear, get its house in order (and maybe even collect some taxes, because all those previous promises were just rehearsals) succeeded in one thing: the coalition government from this summer's elections, crumbling well ahead of time. Which means the time for yet another parliamentary vote is fast approaching. So if a vote were held today, who would be the most represented parties in the Greek parliament? The answer, according to the latest KAPA poll, is the following:

  • Syriza - anti-bailout, anti-austerity party, one which is convinced Greece has all the leverage in European negotiations, and one which is usually best associated with the Grexit: 23.1%, up from 20.7%
  • New Democracy - current ruling party: 20.6%, down from 23.6%
  • Golden Dawn - aka "neo-nazis": 10.4%, from 7.5% in June
  • PASOK - socialists; former leaders: 7.5%
  • Independent Greeks: 6.4%
  • Communists: 5.7%
  • Democratics Left: 4.6%

In other words, at this rate, when the next Greek early election takes places in a few months, the winner will almost certainly be the party that will make Germany's covert goal - to get Greece out of the Eurozone - a Greek decision, thereby washing Merkel's hands, while leading to scenes such as the following at every local beer hall...

Source: Reuters and Bloomberg

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ShortTheUS's picture

I do Nazi this ending well...

Mark Noonan's picture

Greek Nazis?  What are they going to conquer?  Macedonia?

flacon's picture

Cyprus or Cypress? One is a country the other is a tree.

knukles's picture


Thanks for the catch... was thinking of Cypress Point .... as in golf ...
Narrow minds, some of us....

GetZeeGold's picture



What....they're not having another election today in Greece? What the hell gives?


Surely they're having another austerity vote....or anouther bailout....or at least something?

nodhannum's picture

"or at least something...another strike...yeah, that's the trick!  Ooopah!

ambrosiac's picture


Elections, shmelections.  As if Greece invented democracy or something.

SanOvaBeach's picture

Another self-proclaimed English teacher.  If your so smart and shi tice cream, go find another blog, asshole.

cahadjis's picture

No, there's lots of us:


"If you're" not "If your"

"Shi tice cream" = "Shit ice-cream" with hyphen


Maybe you're the one who should find another blog?

Zero Govt's picture

good to know as Govt wrecks every country in the West we've got each others backs ..well with the spell-checker anyways

Michaelwiseguy's picture
Alex Jones Caller Ron Paul Revenge Voters For Obama 10/09/2012


Anyone can re-upload this video on Youtube, my account was terminated.


From previous WSJ article;

Greece's anti-bailout leftist Syriza party would win if elections were held today, while ultranationalists Golden Dawn would become the third-largest party in parliament, a poll showed Friday.

Figures WSJ would get this backwords, right not left. Who owns the WSJ?

This article is about the Greek right-wing extremist group. For film of 1930, see Golden Dawn (film). For historical organization of the late 19th century, see Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Golden Dawn (Greek: ????? ????, Chrysi Avgi, Greek pronunciation: [xri?si av??i])[note 1] is a right-wing extremist[8] political organization in Greece. It is led by Nikolaos Michaloliakos and has grown exponentially since its inception to a widely known Greek political party with nationwide support.

Scholars and media describe it as neo-Nazi[7][9] and fascist[10] although the group rejects these labels.

The party ran a campaign during the Greek national elections of 2012 based on concerns for unemployment, austerity and the economy, as well as virulent anti-immigration rhetoric, which gained a large increase in support from the Greek electorate.[16] It received seven percent of the popular vote, enough for the party to enter the Hellenic Parliament for the first time with 21 seats.[17] Following a second election in June, this was reduced slightly to 18 seats.

Update yourself here and beware the bias of the writers.

The party states its logo is a traditional Greek meander, not a Nazi symbol.

Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art. In ancient Greece they appear in many architectural friezes, and in bands on the pottery of ancient Greece from the Geometric Period onwards. The design is common to the present-day in classicizing architecture.


Doug's picture

Stupid is as stupid does.  Gotta be careful what you wish for.

Navymugsy's picture

The bottoms of their shirts read "core (kernel) New York". I wonder what that's about? I thought these guys were only in Greece?

fiddy pence haff pound's picture

I think the gun metaphor is the part of the gun which strikes the bullet, so "strike force."

and they've got offices in Asstoria. apparently near a good restaurant, the fat idiots.


Temporalist's picture

Maybe these guys will help pay down the debt:


CCTV: Axe Wielding Robbers Carry out Daytime Motorbike Raid in Brent Cross Shopping Centre London


Zero Govt's picture

f'ing hell ...cheeky boys ..none looked over 18 

they'll get banged-up of course for robbing £1,000 in jewellery, bankers robbing £billions of depositors money, not a squeek, even the FSC regulator wrote the banks are "clean ..nothing to see here" 

Atomizer's picture

Nothing has changed. Just a crown hovers over the perpetual fraud.


Financial "Crisis" in Greece

Gamma735's picture

Now sure as the sun will cross the sky
The lying's over
Gone, like the tears that used to tide me over

You're leaving now
It's in your eyes
There's no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along


Asia - Only time will tell.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUZD1MEgnaU

otto skorzeny's picture

what is the Greek obsession with men's asses? also-their shirts say "Greek Isles Gyros-Don't Ask What's In the Sauce"

knukles's picture

You don't know?  Seriously?
Here, bend over and let me show ya'

Too Big 2's picture

It's almost funny that the leaders and citizens of our USA do not see that Greece, Spain, etc are our future.  Everyone is only concerned about making sure they get theirs and it's the job of the politicians they vote for to give them assurance that they will fight for them. 

Wake the fuck up already!   

otto skorzeny's picture

why- when we have shit like Phil Jackson possibly coming back to coach the Lakers and white-girl sodomizer Kobe Bryant?

Boeing Boy's picture

Wake the fuck up and do what?  Ron Paul has said it in the last few days.  You have already gone over the cliff.  best thing you can do is educate your kids and prepare and then prepare again.

SmallerGovNow2's picture

They don't see it because they think if they are the one's in charge of the same system it will suddenly be "different" this time...

midtowng's picture

Nazis versus communists. How could that not have a happy ending.

prains's picture

all it needs is the baby oil

knukles's picture

Oh the joys of the Siege of Stalingrad!
Millions rejoiced singing the praises of Comrade Joe.

tickhound's picture

If the Greek elections were held today nobody would care just like they didn't yesterday. 

Greece ain't goin' anywhere outside the Eurozone, people. 

When the ship goes down, they're gonna be in it. 

NumNutt's picture

Greek Nazis..........hmmm I just don't see them taking over the world....do they even have Greek tanks?

blabam's picture

They recently bought some more M1 Abrams. Greece's military spending is the highest of all EU nations (relative to GDP).

DaveA's picture

When a country is broke, every vote is symbolic. Democracy becomes louder as it becomes more impotent, like Hitler in Downfall furiously ordering around battalions that no longer exist.

The Gooch's picture

They were held on Tuesday.

q99x2's picture

Don't let the Germans get your gold Golden Dawn. We are not allowed in the US to have a party that will restore law and order but we have ObamaCare, EBT, subprime student financing, subprime auto financing, SSI, Section 8, ObamaPhones, extended unemployment and in general bailouts for our corporations, banks and generally everyone and everything. So, we don't need no stinking law and order anyhow. In fact law and order would destroy the parasite I mean paradise we live in.

knukles's picture

The Young Arab Boy's Education Fund, which is supported by The American Proctocologist Association in Partnership with the Sir Jimmy Savile and Gary Glitter Memorial Lost Children's Bed and Breakfast Shelter Society in association with North American Man Boy Love Association and the PETA sponsored Richard Geere Mad Gerbil Ride.

fiddy pence haff pound's picture

that's why they're golden dawn, not fiat dawn.

The gold just better be in Greece. If it's in NY, Gd will have to leave their offices in Astoria

and visit the Fed.

Cman5000's picture

This is getting good meanwhile in Portugal - Thousands of Portuguese soldiers protest budget cuts. Thousands of Portuguese soldiers marched Saturday in Lisbon to protest cuts announced in next year's budget, with some calling for the measures to be tested in the constitutional court.

Dressed in civilian clothing, they marched silently behind banners calling for respect for the military and "national sovereignty". Media estimates put the numbers at around 5,000.

Mark Noonan's picture

So, it was like their entire army, huh?

Peterus's picture

Portugal government, your doint it wrong!

Pamper your army in times on crysis, so you have an iron fist ready when the time comes. Even third rate dictator and despot knows this, how such a sophisticated tyranny - even part of UE - can't grasp basics?

Seer's picture

If they were smart they'd totally disband their govt and then say "what govt? no one here to collect from!"

I've hypothesized that this is the basic scheme of the Fed, to act as the "Fall Guy" and take all debt down with it.  US govt could then say "the Fed was independent, no one here to collect from!"  But this would mean that there's been some meaningful plan rather than the history-proven way of just muddling along until things collapse.

knukles's picture

Just you wait until the Federalies has run out of Treasuries and MBS and they start to buy 100% of the municipal bond market as well. 

Non Passaran's picture

Good reminder thanks.
I was thinking if I should short munis. Probably not.

DCCynic's picture

They are already buying munis.  Have been for a year or so.  

css1971's picture

No need to worrry about that. The FED can make good on every one of those promises. The creditors will get everything they deserve.

peter4805's picture

Actually, I believe the winner of a Greek election, if it were held today, would be the party or parties most convenient for TPTB. Election fraud isn't just for banana republics any more.

Wolferl's picture

Sorry, Greece IS a banana republic. Has ever been.

LMAO's picture

"Actually, I believe the winner of a Greek election, if it were held today, would be the party"

in 2 nd. place at 21.7% of the vote which isn't even listed here or accounted for.