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Comment toutes les conditions sont réunies pour que Marine Le Pen gagne


Selon les sondages et les diverses analyses on nous avait dit que le Brexit était impossible, tout comme l’élection de Donald Trump. Depuis plusieurs semaines avant l’élection américaine, la victoire d’Hillary Clinton semblait pliée : les sondages et les analyses faites par des “experts” nous disaient que le comportement sexiste de Donald Trump a coupé le candidat de son parti tandis que les sondages s’annonçaient sous les meilleurs auspices pour Hillary Clinton. 

Aujourd’hui, on nous assure que Marine Le Pen ne peut pas devenir la présidente de la France. Or, plusieurs facteurs rendent sa victoire possible, même si ce scénario semble malgré tout peu probable, du moins selon les sondages et les “experts”.

A quelques jours du premier tour de l’élection présidentielle, les enquêtes d’opinion se ressemblent. Emmanuel Macron et Marine Le Pen tiennent le duo de tête et distancent de plusieurs points François Fillon et Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Mais certains à droite défendent la thèse du « vote caché », selon laquelle une partie des électeurs n’avouent pas aujourd’hui voter pour le candidat LR (parti politique de Nicolas Sarkozy), abîmé par les affaires, mais finiront par le faire. En ces temps incertains où la pratique des sondages d’opinion a montré ses limites à plusieurs reprises, on s’interroge sur la possibilité d’un «vote caché» en faveur de François Fillon.

Néanmoins, à notre avis, il y a des fortes chances que  ce “vote caché” bénéficierait plutôt à un autre candidat: Marine Le Pen.

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Greece is the clearest example that hostage to austerity cannot work in Europe.


Reuters reported earlier today that Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what economic reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro this summer.

Greece has been trying to stay afloat ever since the financial crisis began in late 2009 as the government battled low growth rates, soaring inflation as well as high budget and trade deficits. That’s when the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, also known as the troika of lenders, stepped in. But that came with a price. To date the government has had to slash spending by over 75 billion euros. Education, welfare and healthcare saw deep cuts.

The controversial and much discussed possible exit is often referred to as “Grexit”, a portmanteau combining the English words “Greek” and “exit”. The term “Graccident” (accidental Grexit) was coined for the case that Greece exited the EU and the euro without intention.

Starting from 2010, the seat of the Greek government was thus effectively transferred from Athens to Brussels, Washington and Berlin. Left in Greece itself was little more than the power to administer national policies and implement sovereign decisions made abroad.

People took to the streets as many lost their jobs, while others saw their pensions and salaries significantly decreased. To make matters worse Greeks were expected to contribute more since taxes and the overall cost of living went up. Homelessness and suicide rates skyrocketed as people couldn’t cope with their new reality. Greeks felt betrayed by their government for allowing the situation to get to breaking point.

In 2016 Greece has a new challenge – the refugee crisis. The country has shown great humanity to those who have lost everything despite the fact that Greeks are still suffering themselves. The Greek crisis doesn’t make international headlines the way it used to. Is it because the situation is improving or because people have lost hope that anything will change? After all, it was only a year and half ago when 61 percent of the population voted against the new bailout conditions proposed by the troika of lenders.

How do those people, the majority, who voted ‘No’ feel considering the prime minister ignored the majority and implemented even more austerity measures?

*With sources from RT.com