Pasok Throws A Monkey Wrench Into Coalition Discussions

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As reported in the previous post, the Greek PASOK party of former PM G-Pap may have thrown a grenade into coalition discussion, following an announcement by Katerina Diamantopoulou that Pasok will not join into a coalition government with ND unless Syriza also joins said coalition. Which Syriza stated moments ago it would not do. The question then comes whether ND can form a government (150+ seats) with any of the other remaining parties (up to and including neo-nazi New Dawn or the communists... why is there no Pirate party in Greece?). The answer is most likely not, but not before some serious horse trading shows that the second Greek elections has achieved nothing, and the world now has to look forward to a 3rd Greek election round, some time in August, and then another, and then another, until no more assets are left to be plundered from the state which will have no head for a long time. Incidentally, just as we predicted on May 3 in "Previewing The First Of Many Greek Elections"

As summarized by Keep Talking Greece:

Next Question: What government?

  • PASOK official Anna Diamantopoulou said that PASOK would not join a coalition government without SYRIZA.
  • PASOK considers citizens have downvoted the party’s policies therefore it can not join a pure ND-PASOK government.