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"A Political Implosion": Anti-Austerity Parties Win Historic French and Greek Elections

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Published on May 7, 2012

DemocracyNow.org - Voters in Europe have supported anti-austerity candidates in landmark victories. In France's presidential election, Francois Hollande was elected as the first Socialist to lead France in 17 years. Greek citizens rejected two parties in parliamentary elections that had pledged to enact harsh international bailout measures. Meanwhile, Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party could enter parliament for the first time. We discuss the change sweeping through Europe with Yanis Varoufakis, professor of economic theory at the University of Athens in Greece.

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