Parties in 2015

from Simon Baptist
Greece goes to the polls on January 25th, with a chance that the anti-austerity, populist Syriza party could finish first and form a government, which could cause earthquakes in finance and politics across Europe. However, it is not just Greece. There are 11 elections being contested in Europe in 2015, and in many of these elections populist parties look set for strong performances. By winning elections and forcing mainstream parties into previously unthinkable alliances, they could also cause political earthquakes.

There is more to the rising tide of populism that economic doldrums. Populist parties have been doing well in countries with high income and relatively low inequality—like Denmark and Sweden—as well as in the Eurozone periphery. Europe’s newly energised populist parties also span the political spectrum from left to right to indeterminate. The decades-long decline in electoral participation and trust in politics seems to be coming to a head, with uncertain consequences

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