[Marxism] Eurozone crosses Rubicon as Portugals anti-euro Left banned from power

Ricardo Salabert ricardo.salabert at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 12:51:44 MDT 2015

<For the first time since the creation of Europe’s monetary union, a member
state has taken the explicit step of forbidding eurosceptic parties from
taking office on the grounds of national interest.

"After we carried out an onerous programme of financial assistance,
entailing heavy sacrifices, it is my duty, within my constitutional powers,
to do everything possible to prevent false signals being sent to financial
institutions, investors and markets,” he said.>


Meanwhile, today the National Assembly elected its President.
For the first time since 1981, there were 2 candidates - one appointed by
the Social-Democratic Party and the other by the Socialist Party.
The Socialist candidate, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, was elected with 120
votes for, 108 votes against and 2 blank votes.

The Social-Democratic Party and the Democratic Social Center - Popular
Party have 107 seats;
The Communist Party, the Left Bloc, the Ecological Green Party and the
Socialist Party have 122 seats;
And the People-Animals-Nature has 1 seat.

Ricardo Salabert

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