Initial results from the Greek parliamentary elections suggest a shake-up, with the left-wing Syriza party and a neo-Nazi party gaining ground at the expense of the two old coalition parties, New Democracy and Pasok. There is talk of the new government (when and if it emerges to be sworn in by the men in beards) seeking to “amend” the EU bail-out package for the country.
What does it all mean?
Are these welcome outbreaks of democracy which will lead to a reinvigorated EU economy?
Or are we all doomed?
Or is the future somewhere in the middle of those two extremes?
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* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist in Newbury and West Berkshire. He is Photo Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Liberal Burblings.