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Meanwhile, in Slovakia

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:19 am
by youngian
Not only a bad week for the populist right in the UK
In a stunning rebuke of Slovakia’s populist governing party, Zuzana Caputova — a 45-year-old lawyer, activist and political newcomer — was elected Saturday as the nation’s first female president.

Riding a wave of popular discontent over widespread corruption but refusing to engage in personal attacks on her opponents, she vowed to return a sense of decency to Slovakia’s often toxic political climate. Her sweeping victory in a runoff election gave hope to opposition parties across the region that the tide might be turning against the ethnic nationalist and populist movements that have swept to power in recent years.

“Maybe we thought that justice and fairness in politics were signs of weakness,” she told a crowd of supporters around midnight. “Today, we see that they are actually our strengths. We thought that the barrier between conservative and liberal is unbreakable, but we managed to do it.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/worl ... KLRMkn7QsR

Re: Meanwhile, in Slovakia

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:49 am
by cycloon
I look forward to the avalanche of articles predicting the rise of anti populist politics etc etc...

Re: Meanwhile, in Slovakia

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:18 pm
by The Weeping Angel
Matthew Goodwin won't be happy.

Re: Meanwhile, in Slovakia

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:50 pm
by youngian
The Weeping Angel wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:18 pm
Matthew Goodwin won't be happy.

I'm still searching for his article about the out of touch elites not taking climate seriously change following the Green surge in Germany.

Re: Meanwhile, in Slovakia

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:54 pm
by Tubby Isaacs

Re: Meanwhile, in Slovakia

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:56 pm
by youngian
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:54 pm
See also America.

https://www.dataforprogress.org/green-new-deal-support

Most people like nice Greeny things until you put up the tax on petrol.