But, along with the booting out of France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, the Greek elections could mark the beginning of the end for Europe’s Shock Doctrine. “This is a message of change, a message to Europe that a peaceful revolution has begun,” declared Alexis Tsipras, the leader of radical left coalition Syriza, which trebled its seats in Parliament and came second. Given the failure of any party to form a government, new elections beckon, and Syriza can expect to do even better. But, already, the results have boosted the confidence of all those taking on the austerity offensive across Europe. In the Netherlands, the anti-austerity Socialist Party looks set to stage a breakthrough in the upcoming elections. Those calling for a “No” in the upcoming Irish referendum on the EU Treaty – slammed as an “Austerity Treaty” by opponents – feel momentum is on their side, too. “The people of France, the people of Greece are against the policies of austerity and it is now the moment for Ireland to add our voice to that,” declared Mary Lou McDonald, a leading anti-Treaty politician.
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