Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Not Even the Victors Want to Run Greece

The victors in this past weekend's Greek elections took one day, of the available three, to determine they could not form a government.
 Greece's initial attempt to strike up a coalition government ended quickly Monday after conservative leader Antonis Samaras failed to reach a deal with rival lawmakers only six hours into the effort. He had three days to complete the task, under Greek law.
Wow, way to try hard there fellas!  Now, they've passed the privilege onto the runners-up, the Syriza coalition.  But chances there aren't looking good either.
Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has taken center stage as he embarks on a bid to form a coalition government following his Syriza party's surprise second-place finish in Sunday's inconclusive election. Mr. Tsipras will try to win support from other leftist parties but without a sufficient majority his bid is expected to collapse, just as that of his conservative peer did a day earlier.
Nobody wants to take the wheel of this jalopy.  That is how bad previous governments have f**ked this country up!

N.B. The guy now tasked with forming a government is a 38 year old leftist.  In other words, a guy who very likely doesn't know shit about anything.  Hey, if it's good enough for the world-leading United States of America...


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