Well it had to happen sooner or later – the anti austerity party wins the majority of the voles but is denied the right to form a government with a coalition partner.
From the Independent –“Anibal Cavaco Silva, Portugal’s constitutional president, has refused to appoint a Left-wing coalition government even though it secured an absolute majority in the Portuguese parliament and won a mandate to smash the austerity regime bequeathed by the EU-IMF Troika. (1)
Seems that the EU is exercising the totalitarian powers – in that Greece’s Syriza movement – Europe’s first radical-Left government in Europe since the Second World War – was systematically crushed into submission for daring to confront the eurozone ideology.
Me thinks that the IMF – Trioka have had enough of the elected opposition to austerity – rather than take time to bring the newly elected incumbent government to its knees through cash-tration – far better to just cut them off at the knees.
Or …. as the Telegraph UK says “Now the Portuguese Left is running into a variant of the same meat-grinder.”
Me feels that more power to the people – demonstrations and rebellion against the ruling elite required.
Let the games begin.
The Portuguese movement “Que se Lixe a Troika” (“Fuck the Troika”) is a powerful, grassroots movement against the IMF, ECB, and EU imposed austerity measures – as its name proudly states.(2)
“Que se Lixe a Troika” made its first appearance in September 2012 – it is about time that they had more boots on the ground to stop the EU’s authoritarianism – maybe join forces with PEGIDA.
Well – it is a democratic country is it not?
Portugal’s opposition Socialists have pledged to topple the centre-right minority government with a no-confidence motion, saying the president had created “an unnecessary political crisis” by nominating Pedro Passos Coelho as prime minister. (3)
Now I think the mainstream media should hang their heads in shame – ‘The Telegraph UK’ the only major paper that has made the initial story – what one should realize is that this is blatant breach of the Constitution.
An election is an election – since when does a President dictate who should rule and for what reasons?
His reasons were simple – not to upset the status quo with the EU and Troika – well Que se Lixe a Troika.