Greek PM fails to get enough votes to elect President:
“As a reminder, this is the first of three votes, in which the candidate needs 200 votes. ND and PASOK have together 155 seats in the Parliament, and they expected to win some votes from independent MPs and possibly also some votes from Independent Greeks and Democratic Left MPs. According to Greek media, the government expects to win a total of 162-165 votes for Dimas in the first round. The final vote: 160 For, 135 Against, and 5 Abstain. This is a problem because the whisper number was around 170 for the 3rd round vote to be even remotely close.”
“Up next is the second round vote when the threshold once again is 200, which will take place on December 23, with the vote limit dropping to only 180 votes in the third and last round of voting on December 29. In other words, Samaras is a crucial 20 votes short of getting his candidate pushed through in 2 weeks, after which follows a messy election that according to recent polls may easily be won by left-wing Syriza and its anti-bailout leader, Samaras.”
“Eight Golden Dawn MPs, currently in custody pending trial, will be taken to the Parliament and participate in the voting. Should the Parliament fail to elect Greece’s next President, the Parliament dissolves and snap elections are due. Pressure to MPs to vote in favor of Dimas has reached unbelievable dimensions with national and international mainstream media to warn of “an economic and political turmoil” should the country go to early elections. Why are they afraid of the snap polls? Oh, because chances are big that left-wing SYRIZA wins the elections and attempts some radical changes in the oh-so-successful loan and austerity agreements with the country’s lenders, the Troika.”
What's at stake:
The mobilization by the global financial mafia this time will be more intense, as its representatives know that a potential Leftist government in Greece who may strongly resist against the austerity policies, could trigger an "uncontrolled" domino rise of the Leftist powers in Europe, who will fight against the neoliberal agenda. Make no mistake, the war will be hard. But there is no alternative. Either the European people will choose to fight determined and united, or, will be surrendered to the plutocrats who will bring the new Dark Ages. The "Battle of Greece" will be decisive ...
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