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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.



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Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:40 | 2534454 The Monkey
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Maybe the rally will last a little bit, because we know both Pasok and Germany will yield.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:45 | 2534470 financial apoca...
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3rd time's the charm!

Election time agn and we haven't even finished counting yet

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:45 | 2534477 wretch
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Fucking bullish.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:13 | 2534706 Precious
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Socrates must be rolling over on Plato.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:25 | 2534723 francis_sawyer
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 "I'm just the fly in the ointment Hans... the monkey in the wrench"

~ John McClane

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:21 | 2534782 Atlas_shrugging
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Why is there no Pirate Party in Greece?  Because all the plunderin' be done by Euro scallywags...arr

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 19:30 | 2535052 RiverRoad
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So much for democracy; now we're into anarchy.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 21:09 | 2535215 Drachma
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They both knew the game well. Players to the core.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:15 | 2534711 LowProfile
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Only if it means they won't print more EUR.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:06 | 2534693 Gringo Viejo
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I predict global banking interests win 51% of the vote.....regardless of who wins.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:14 | 2534708 Zero Govt
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which bankers puppet Party would you like to vote for Sir, this is a democracy afterall

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 21:05 | 2535209 Drachma
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Quite beautiful really. The pinnacle of Hegelian dialectic. Oh the pageantry and theatrics that ensue, from the one source you never knew. And in the end you're far from then, and all you know is untrue.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:04 | 2534541 Sudden Debt
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At least untill there's still money... Untill wednesday...
So if your paycheck doesn't arive early by than... You can wait a bit longer... Like... Forever...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:01 | 2534684 vast-dom
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watch spanish bond yields go schizo and SP levitates. i can't stomach any more of these anti-market con games. every time there needs to be a reset since 2008 bad data comes in and all turns bullish. now greece can keep doing this knowing full well that no resolutions and no consensus is significantly more effective gambit. the patient refuses to take his medicine and yet somehow continues to live on, diseased, but still somewhow alive. fucking hopium miracles abound!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:43 | 2534687 resurger
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Fuck em ' Let's wait for Benny and see what he says and go with the "Flow" VD

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:39 | 2534803 vast-dom
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the flow hasn't ceased for while now + zirp etc etc  the fed has broken the law and broken the markets simultaneously. like i wrote before: a "private" central bank with board elected by presidents, yet that isn't a public entity though has a dot gov url and derives profits from the treasury which is gov and pays out the gov and yet also manages to cntrl+p (which is not it's mandated function -- it's the treasury's) has basically destroyed the markets and perverted the interest rate such that it no longer functions as an interest rate, but, rather, as a big biz and big government (liquidity/debt/toxic derivatives/etc) subsidy rate and synthetic liquidity multiplier. thus this allows banks to no longer be in the banking biz! and those toxic derivatives and CDS's from said banks? well the fed bought not an insignificant amount of those to hide in their own shadow books! from corporate tax-payer saved shadow books to private/public central bank fed reserve shadow books!


the fact that even the profiteers and politicians aren't disgusted by all of this flagrancy is quite amazing and yet "never underestimate the greed of the other guy" -- these people are worse than drug dealers -- at least drug dealers don't pretend.....


i believe it was ford who said the the american populace knew how wall street operated there would be riots in the streets. well, today folks, enough of us ZH's know....yet the sheeple can't be bothered.......

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:27 | 2534600 GtownSLV
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This is horrible for risk. No market crash means Ben's helicopter stays in the hanger and not much more he can say other than we're ready when the pain comes back. But here's the question, will the dope addicts of the World intentionally hurt themselves for their next FED\ECB hit?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:58 | 2534677 DeadFred
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It's back to cash for me. With a bit of media spin and a hint of easing talk from the Fed the algos can run the new trend lines up to new highs. It can't last but I suspect we have a month or three of Market Madness coming to us. Patience all, the end is still coming.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 21:26 | 2535235 The Monkey
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It might look bullish when ES is down another 40%.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:41 | 2534455 It is a bargin ...
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God, its like waking at 2am with tooth ache, it will never go away no matter what you do

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:02 | 2534686 fuu
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Cloves in hot water, swish and spit.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:37 | 2534739 Red Heeler
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.357 to the temple, cock and squeeze.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:23 | 2536142 fuu
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Seems excessive.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:41 | 2534456 Ol Man
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The more things change...

...the more they stay the same...



Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:45 | 2534471 wandstrasse
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war is peace

freedom is slavery

ignorance is strength

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:05 | 2534547 Sudden Debt
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And silver is... Silver.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:25 | 2534592 Alpacanio
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Silver is a genteman's money.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:54 | 2534660 falak pema
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easily lost for love of lady.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:42 | 2534459 SonOfSoros
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Thank god for the Greeks, entertaining the world with their comedy.

Pity they don't charge us for it. 

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:57 | 2534668 Turin Turambar
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"Pity they don't charge us for it."

Don't fret too much, we're all going to pay.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:43 | 2534462 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Someone just pull the plug already!


ND form a government with New Dawn? Seriously?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:27 | 2534599 resurger
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Syriza is a fucking "BOSS"

if he joins ND ill be disappointed

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:18 | 2535444 John Wilmot
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You do realize Syriza is not a person?

"...if HE joins..."

Anyway, Syriza is not a boss, just another shill party. This is all for show.

No political party will come to power in [insert EU country] unless it supports the basic programme of the eurocracy. Same here in the US with the Republicrats. All your parties are belong to us...doncha know.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:43 | 2534464 TahoeBilly2012
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Muddle through starvation style, not much difference than here...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:18 | 2534715 Zero Govt
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actually the best result is no Govt is formed

Govt's destroyed Greece enough already, i've a feeling the electorate are voting tactically so no Govt can be formed!!

Zero Govt: the brightest policy from every angle for society

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 18:40 | 2534972 RECISION
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As I recall... Belgium hasn't had a government for as long as most people can remember.  Doesn't seem to have mattered much.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:21 | 2535449 John Wilmot
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I'm not sure exactly how the system works in Greece or Belgium, but I'd imagine that in the absence of a government, the basic business of government (e.g. borrowing more money) still gets done, no? And the taxes still get collected? And the police still get paid to brutalize the people, etc?

If so, then, yea, who cares.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:44 | 2534466 El
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Wait a minute... if ND can't form a coalition, doesn't Syriza get a chance to then try and form one? I may be confused, but I thought that was the process the last time around.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:46 | 2534479 aleph0
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.... in 3 days IIRC

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:43 | 2534808 edotabin
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Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer:  Greece is fucked one way or the other. People like Tsipras (left-wing Syriza Party) are better off sitting on the sidelines and screaming than actually having the responsibility on their shoulders. Had he been elected, his political career would be over in abut 6 months when everyone realized (including himself) that he couldn't do squat. The only reason a ND government may be better than the leftists is because there is greater chance for some type of flexibility on behalf of Europe.  No matter what the leftists say about renegotiation etc.,  it is the exact opposite that holds true. If anyone can do it, it is those that are the "sure bets": ND, Pasok etc. The left would push much harder and be met with much less good will.  Judging from the way the Greeks have "run" and managed things until now, it is not odd to place very low chances of success if they had tried to go it alone.

All this having been said, if they can't save Spain and Italy, Greece no longer matters. We are probably discussing a moot point.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:43 | 2534836 Bag Of Meat
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they do get the chance but with KKE not joining any government, and golden dawn and Independent Greeks not considered for a coalition, syriza cant get enough percentage to govern

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:47 | 2534847 edotabin
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While I do see a new day dawning, it is definitely not golden.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 06:17 | 2535717 zuuuueri
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golden dawn are a peculiar kind of clown. i think it's good that they're in parliament, though - another joker in the deck. KKE has been the same kind of crackpot in the house for decades.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:46 | 2534480 RobotTrader
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The S & P 500 has rallied 14 times off the "Greece Fears"

This time will make it 15.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:55 | 2534508 Conman
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And how many times did it sell off on greece fears?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:35 | 2534618 garypaul
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Well it would bounce right back up the next day, so it didn't really sell off AT ALL did it?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:33 | 2534614 resurger
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ahhh. An ND fucker

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:47 | 2534486 El
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The official projection figures for the election have now been announced by Greece's interior ministry. Greek pollster, Marika Lambrou, said this:

There will be seven parties in the next parliament, as was the case on 6 May. There will be no upset in the order of the parties but there has been a "considerable increase" in the number of votes for the two leading parties.

New Democracy will receive 29.53% of the vote, equivalent to 128 seats.
Syriza will receive 27.12% – 72 seats.
Pasok will receive 12.2% – 23 seats.
Independent Greeks will receive 7.56% – 20 seats.
Golden Dawn will receive 6.95% – 18 seats.
Democratic Left will receive 6.23% – 17 seats.
Greek Communist Party will receive 4.47% – 12 seats.

Lambrou said that the figures were unlikely to change but there would be continual flow of results as they arrive.

No other parties gained the 3% threshold needed to enter parliament.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:50 | 2534495 The Monkey
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Wow. As anticipated by the markets. Next up, the Fed.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:23 | 2534786 slewie the pi-rat
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thxz El!

antonioSam + gPap (V-man)?

128 + 23= 151 [bacardi bingo, BiCheZ!]

who coulda node?  the EU better be careful:   gPap looks pretty handy w/ that filet knife to slewie...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:50 | 2534494 Cursive
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So no decisive victory then?  Contrary to the old canard about the "Market" not liking indecision, then will somehow be spun as bullish.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:52 | 2534501 lolmao500
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All the other parties need to unite and tell ND to go screw a goat.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:06 | 2534554 knukles
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No no no no...

That's the Arab solution.
Let's not get our xenophobia mixed up here.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:25 | 2534595 Manthong
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The Greeks are more in tune with sheep now, anyway.

(Not to take anything away from the wider American populace.)


Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:32 | 2534610 resurger
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When the results are coming out? how long will this one take?!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:42 | 2534742 slewie the pi-rat
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right now, slewienomincsTM indicates to about 5-10 minutes past 2moGoats + 2moSheep

2moG + 2moS + 5-10 = T0'fishlD0'truth(unaudited)

syriZZZa will not join this goobermint of the two collegiate college roomates: antonioSam & gPap

even greek politics don't lead to that bed, fellow strange-lovers

and gPap, still holding power, now speaks for greece here:  there will be no goobermint [today], BiCheZ!

obviously syriZZZa is completely irrelevant b/c it did not "win" b/c gPap sent enuf cross-overs to antonioSam...

the ball was not in greece's court anyhow, and tyler sure went out on a limb calling for many elections!  who would dare to say that of the US or india?  Hahaha!

greece can form a goobermint, but it is not indicated given what we can see right now coming their way from the EU (angela);  so yes, most likely another electionand another plurality and another possible goobermint, but...

this isn't up to greece;  it is up to angela;  and angela will not speak with anyone except slewie at this point

who can blame her?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:18 | 2534774 Angus McHugepenis
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I'm sure the camels are happy to hear they're not being targeted for a good fucking.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 18:43 | 2534979 RECISION
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... by something other than another camel...

I assume you mean.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 20:25 | 2535142 Angus McHugepenis
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Correct. Sorry I didn't clarify that.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:59 | 2534520 falak pema
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ha ha ha; Pasok upto the hilt, the Oligarchy and sham people's shills. They will do anything to get a piece of the pie; as long as Germany pays, and they are right. German and french banks; that is what this crisis is about and of course Pax Americana banksta cabal; over and above the Euro shit cloud.

Now lets see who grabs whom by the cojones in this race to bottom !


Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:01 | 2534531 Mark123
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Where's that good ol' 300 spirit you weasly Greeks?  I guess there is no spartan blood left in your veins.


Here is what you need to do to the next EU envoy (banker) sent to Greece:

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:03 | 2534537 Calmyourself
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3rd time is not the charm, 100th time is not the charm the charm is hunger.  Sorry it is that simple, nothing else will motivate the fools sitting in front of their plasma screens, nothing.

All of this is smoke and mirrors, are you amused?  Are you amused because that is all this is, pull back the curtain and relax..

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:06 | 2534551 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Euro up about 100pips as of few minutes ago

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:19 | 2534585 lolmao500
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Now that's hilarious.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:15 | 2534558 lolmao500
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Greece okays Dutch tank ordnance order despite debt crisis

Greece, mired in debt, said Friday it had ordered tank ordnance from The Netherlands worth 13.5 million euros, two days before a historic election that could determine its place in the eurozone.

In Greece, there's always (bailout) money for arms dealers...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:17 | 2534772 Sudden Debt
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Maybe the Greeks will be send out as the european mercenairy army to fighht in Iran and Syria?
Would make sence now. We supply the money, they supply the meat!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:31 | 2534797 Manthong
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You don't want to run out of tank ammo in a currency crisis.

I understand there are some sturdy old stone buildings located on a hill in Athens that are ideal for storing ammunition. 

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:13 | 2534569 nicxios
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You must learn the Greek word KOLOTOUMBA.

It means tomorrow Pasok will be forming a gov't with ND.


Sun, 06/17/2012 - 18:46 | 2534985 RECISION
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Is that anything like - Kumbaya ?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:13 | 2534570 debtor of last ...
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Maybe Greece should write off the government AND the debt. Maybe other countries should also...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:26 | 2534598 Joebloinvestor
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They will stall on doing anything and fall into the abyss.

Chaos will rule and they will blame everyone else for their misery.

Maybe even try guilting the US into handout.

The EU would have been better off if they had suspended Greece from the EU.

This "in or out" shit just causes panic.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:12 | 2534700 Winston Smith 2009
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"The EU would have been better off if they had suspended Greece from the EU."

From what I have read elsewhere, there is no official mechanism to kick a country out of the EU.  They have to leave voluntarily.

And it would have been in the long term best interest of the Greeks and, for that matter, the rest of Europe and the world if they'd elected someone who would have had the nuts to tell the banks, "90% haircut or nothing, that's your choice."  The current system of governments spending more than they bring in in revenues is unsustainable and it would be best for the citizens of all indebted countries to default on debts now rather than spending huge sums in a fruitless attempt to prevent economic contraction by bailing out the banks for the stupid loans they never should have made in the first place.  To do so results in the citizens paying twice, once to bail out the banks and again as the inevitable contraction occurs.  Because it isn't a choice between bailing out the banks and not getting that contraction or not bailing out the banks and getting that contraction.  Mathematically, the contraction must occur either way.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 18:51 | 2534995 Joebloinvestor
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There was no "official" way for bailouts either, they make up the rules to suit themselves.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:30 | 2535453 John Wilmot
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And panic is a damn valuable commodity if you know how to exploit it. ; )

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:28 | 2534602 Boilermaker
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RIIIGGGHHHTT, a big fat monkey wrench.


So, how long does this act go on before we just get back to business as usual?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:44 | 2534638 j0nx
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Diebold can ALWAYS be programmed to barely win elections so as not to make it look too obvious. The real question is whether or not the people accept the outcome of the election or recognize it for the obvious fraud that it is should pro bailout parties win. Greeks aren't pussies like Americans and Irish so my guess is that shit will burn either way.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:32 | 2535454 John Wilmot
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Yes, shit will burn, and then the idiots will vote in another socialist party, maybe cheddar flavor this time, or BBQ.

...not to pick on the Greek idiots, it's the same everywhere.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 15:58 | 2534678 lonis7
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Finally PASOK will join New Democracy and form goverment !!!!!

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:04 | 2534682 cdude
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Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:05 | 2534689 The Onion Of Tw...
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Samaras doesn't have a moral mandate, but he has what's better - he has the Merkel mandate. "Coalition of the willing" coming up in 3.2.1...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:06 | 2534695 Broken Window
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There in a Greek Pirate Party. It is at 0.22% at the moment.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:13 | 2534767 Angus McHugepenis
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Arrrrhh! Let's have a victory celebration... Arrrhh!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 00:34 | 2535458 John Wilmot
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At least pirates are honest about their theft.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:11 | 2534702 crawl
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There's madness and then there is Europe.

Using a bit of logic, it's hard to imagine Bernake & Co will prime the pump again, assuming the markets do the rocket ride higher to celebrate the avoidance of Greek departure from the EU.  But then again, using logic in this crazy market can vaporize your money rather quickly.

We live in very interesting times.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:15 | 2534712 carbonmutant
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I wonder how many non-Greeks voted in this election...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:40 | 2534741 Dead Canary
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Very few non-Greeks, but many dead ones.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:11 | 2534765 Angus McHugepenis
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I'm sure the entire worldwide staff of Greekman Sachs got to vote regardless of where they are located in the world, and it doesn't matter if they are Greek citizens or not.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:20 | 2534717 John_Coltrane
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Quelle Surpise!  An indecisive outcome as ZH predicted.  Well they run out of funds to pay salaries and pensions by Wed and then there's the 5.9B EU bond redemption next month so things can and will get much worse.

Greeks better roll up their sleeves and get to work-privitize the solvenly government enterprises like the rail and power companies and live within their means. (LOL)  They can use the barter and cash system meanwhile as their underground economy is likely larger the the official one.  Learning to live without credit will be a sobering experience.  And the public sector unions have to go.  They need someone like Gov Walker or Christie to run/downsize their government.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:30 | 2534727 This is the end
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According to sources, PASOK has reversed course and will look to participate in coalition on Monday... No one could have predicted this...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:31 | 2534729 This is the end
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According to sources, PASOK has reversed course and will look to participate in coalition on Monday...Monkey wrench officially removed

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:42 | 2534743 PeaceLover
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This is a Ponzi .... think about it.
its paper money and the banker are getting more and more every turn!

Problem will start when people think it means something... so they will start killing each other.
I heard one guy in Ireland say not each other look up to the top for targets, the police are just boobs!

Max Keiser  is right more than he is wrong.

Or the USA thinking two party's works or voting works. I love the answer if you don't like the laws vote!

My question  F**ing who... screw you black or screw you white?

Look at the numbers. Trickle up seem to have worked as planned, it your not in the  Upper .05% has your life gotten better? in the last 25 years?

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:42 | 2534744 Vigilante
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I am off to Cambodia..

Fuck it

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:45 | 2534746 logicalman
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Smellin' a bit manipulated to me - now wouldn't that be a SHOCK!!!??

J0nx seems to have nailed it.

Exit polls totally reverse of the claimed outcome - Odd indeed.



Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:50 | 2534748 mrkolice
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greece ping spain pong greece ping spain pong...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:54 | 2534753 yourfather
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Who is this New Dawn party you speak of. Oh you mean Golden Dawn. 

What about the Slapping / Water Throwing escapades of their 2ic against the socialists and communists last week.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:58 | 2534756 Vigilante
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The slapping was well received as Golden Dawn maintained it's 7% share.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:25 | 2534754 Dead Canary
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I have a solution. Xena Warrior Princess for Prime Minister! She's Greek and she kicks ass.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 18:52 | 2534996 RECISION
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But she would have to talk Lucy into going too.

(Would she? - Yes she would - Why? - They go everywhere together...)

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 23:03 | 2535377 Dead Canary
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You know. I have never seen Lucy Lawless and Xena in the same room together. I wonder........

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:57 | 2534755 zippy_uk
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So - media is beginning to paint this as a "Euro is saved" moment, or at least a "Greece gets to stay in the Euro" moment.

About 1 week from now, I expect the markets, then via the force of boot to arse the politicians to realise:

1. Its an unstable coalition

2. Its the same old faces as before

3. The new Syrisa party doubled its vote in 30 days and will stay out of the coalition - so will benefit from the fall out politically

4. The austerity will be eased talk from the Germans is simply to cover the for the fact that the austerity for Greece is only half done

5. The same old faces have failed on the first two bailouts already

6. Greece will need a third bailout shortly to stay in - due very soon

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:31 | 2534798 slewie the pi-rat
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6. Greece will need a third bailout shortly to stay in - due very soon

long before the next election and probably b4 the end of next week...

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:43 | 2534837 GCT
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Hate to bust everyone's bubble but I just read that the Syriza leader announced he will join the New Democracy party.  Oh well that should be bullish.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 18:09 | 2534905 slewie the pi-rat
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hate to ask you for the link, asswipe...


Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:05 | 2541001 GCT
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Slewie sorry next time I will provide the link.  I read it in the German news.  I now know how to link.  My son showed me how.  Sorry.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 19:45 | 2535077 RiverRoad
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Hell, they'll need a bailout just to keep voting.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:07 | 2534761 IMA5U
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gyro time

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:17 | 2534771 robertocarlos
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I knew the Euro was headed up big on Monday. /s

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:19 | 2534776 Floodmaster
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Time to buy euros

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:21 | 2534781 Atomizer
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 Breaking News


Steve Liesman has just taken delivery of secret CFR pigeon scrolls outlining tomorrow’s EU media spin.


Steve, this is how we see you reporting daily news! Becoming a Chief Communist financial advisor for GE must have its perks?

Benny hill slapping old man

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:24 | 2534789 This is the end
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I am amazed that we are here again...1 year ago, every day the market watched the events out of Europe, will they bail out Greece? Will Greece stay in the EU? After pouring in trillions of Euros, to be back here less than 12 months later, how is it not obvious to all involved that this is not working? So they (narrowly) voted to keep doing the same things they have been doing since the Euro was formed, does this change anything? No, but I am sure this time will be different because the Greeks will stay the course on the austerity plans keeping their deficits to a strict 8.9% of GDP along with Spain, Portugal and Spain running equal deficits. The end is near.....

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:28 | 2534795 Dead Canary
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.... my only friend. The end .....

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:27 | 2534793 RobotTrader
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EUR up

AUD up

ES open soon, it will probably be up.


This Greece thing was nothing but an excuse to whip traders up into a complete hysteria so financial networks could build ratings.

The bull market will resume on Monday.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:32 | 2534801 Conman
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I'd buy that if the ratings and trading volume actually collaborated that. Both are at record lows.


So question really is what markets? They are completely broken and trade on QE hopes and the various other types of CB injections. Thats all markets have traded on since 08'. Greece is just noise.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:37 | 2534814 slewie the pi-rat
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front-running R_T = 2 boobs in yer back, jack

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 17:35 | 2534807 Hoody Who
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The EUR/USD has gapped up.  Currently 1.2702

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 18:35 | 2534962 This is the end
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One other question I have is, is anything negative for the US stock market? Good economic news, S&P up; bad economic news, S&P up, interest rates up, S&P up; interest rates down, S&P up; US Dollar up, S&P up; US Dollar down, S&P up; commodities up, S&P up, commodities down, S&P up; Europe blowing up, S&P up; Europe keeping status quo, S&P up.

What would be negative for the S&P 500? Apparently we have entered a new age where stocks go up now matter what happens. It reminds me of the end of the Nasdaq in 2000, the end of South Florida housing in 2007 and the oil hitting $140 in 2008. Each time no matter what happened those markets kept going higher and higher...until they didn't.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 19:51 | 2535093 RiverRoad
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Well, presumably, if Greece ever gets their act together, the markets will crash.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 22:05 | 2535291 covert
Sun, 06/17/2012 - 23:19 | 2535395 Grand Supercycle
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Rally warning continues...

SPX bullish daily chart strengthened further on Friday & more rally expected.

DOW initial target approx 13,170 & more upside after that.


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