2007 Greek Elections: Signs of Major Political Realignment, Challenges and Hopes for the Left

Michalis Spourdalakis


Finally, the conduct in office of Europe’s Left-wing reformist parties in recent years paved the way for the current triumphal return of the European Right. In his commentary on the 2007 Greek elections, Michalis Spourdalakis explains that this has been a contradictory and complex process. In Greece, the decline of PASOK, while leading to a Right-ward shift, has also repolarized politics between the Right and the Left. This has created openings and opportunities in which new progressive formations, such as the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRISA), are making a mark.

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Studies in Political Economy:
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