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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-08

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  • [01] KKE on election results

  • [01] KKE on election results

    The Communist Party of Greece's (KKE) Central Committee convened on Monday to assess the results of Sunday's Euroelections, concluding that "an organised plan prepared in the ranks of the system since 2007 and implemented until the eve of the Euroelections and aimed at displacing KKE from third place" was the reason why the party's momentum was checked.

    An announcement by the Central Committee stressed that this year's elections greatly resembled the characteristics of national elections "since they became the most complex and tough election struggle for the European Parliament in the past 25 years under the conditions of the contradictory affect of the economic capitalist crisis on the conscience and stance of working people."

    It added that the best comparison were the votes and the corresponding percentage in the 2007 national elections and much less the 2004 Euroelections which were held after the national elections and in a different political climate.

    As a first evaluation of the election result, the Central Committee said that the party "succeeded in facing the strategy prepared in the ranks of the system, over the 2007-2009 period until even the eve of the elections and aimed at its election and political defeat and its displacement from third place."

    Referring to the election performances of the two mainstream parties, KKE pointed out that "the two parties, (the ruling) New Democracy (ND) and (main opposition) PASOK, which express the interests of the bourgeoisie class with their strategy and rotation in governance were dealt blows," adding that abstention also expresses protest and disappointment over the policy of the European Union.

    "KKE's assessment is being confirmed that under conditions of economic capitalist crisis both trends coexist: The positive, that leads to the sharp upsurge of the labour and popular movement in general and to the strengthening of KKE. The negative, that can lead to painless protest and, consequently, to disappointment, to demobilisation, deactivation, to trapping by nationalistic and racist fixations and to the strengthening of anti-communism," the announcement concluded.

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