Euro-skeptic Left Bloc of Socialists and Communists win majority in Portugal, denied right to form government

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action The hollowing out of "democracy" is now complete. A united left won the clear majority in Portugal's parliamentary elections, and the president of the country is refusing to allow them to form a government, directing that the minority, pro-Euro-zone conservatives, continue to govern. On top of the austerity forced on Syriza in Greece, splitting the party, this exposes the limits of European parliamentary democracy. Europe's governments are [...]