Inquiring minds scoff at the preposterous Financial Times headline a ‘Glimmer of hope’ for Greek coalition
The "Glimmer of Hope" that Financial Times writer Kerin Hope speaks of is the possibility of a coalition that last until 2014 before new elections.
I strongly disagree. I believe another coalition whose sole purpose is to keep Greece in the eurozone will result in more years of useless torture.
Here are a few snips from the Financial Times.
Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras said on Friday there were still hopes a government could be formed after Sunday’s inconclusive election to avoid a repeat poll.Venizelos is a Liar
“We are fighting to form a government and there are still hopes this can done,” Mr Samaras told his parliamentary group, adding that he welcomed the proposal of a small, moderate leftist party for a national unity government.
Earlier, he met Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, who has been given a three-day mandate to try to form a government.
Mr Venizelos on Thursday launched a last-ditch attempt to form a coalition government and avert a fresh general election next month that could push the country closer to exiting the euro.
He said he was not optimistic, but “discerned a glimmer of hope” in discussions with Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the small leftwing party Democratic Left, who appeared to have softened his previous opposition to co-operating with the socialists and conservatives in government.
Such a three-way coalition could “just possibly” survive until the European parliament elections in mid-2014, “when the country should be on the road to recovery”, said one Pasok lawmaker, referring to forecasts by the EU and International Monetary Fund for modest growth that year.
For starters Venizelos is a liar. He said he had no interest in forming a government pieced together with barely a majority.
So what changed his mind, and what may change the mind of Fotis Kouvelis?
The answer is easy to explain in form of post-election polls that show soaring support for the Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras.
Before looking at recent polls, note that Syriza's demands are enough to spread fear into the hearts of every pro-euro clown. Tsipras' Five Point Proposal
Please consider Tsipras lays out five points of coalition talks
- The immediate cancellation of all impending measures that will impoverish Greeks further, such as cuts to pe