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Re: <nettime> alex van der bellen wins austrian presidentials!!!
Patrice Riemens on Tue, 24 May 2016 19:01:56 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> alex van der bellen wins austrian presidentials!!!


Armin is right, and of course it's much more complicated than a simple 
dichotomy. But - the portion of the electorate that fits the 
'unrepresented people' (or is it 'white trash'?) definition is still 
substantial, 20-30% I'd say. And it's what tilts the balance in the 
direction of the far-right. In the Netherlands we have at least the 
blessing of a Socialist Party (left of the Labour party, populist) that 
eats a nice chunk of Mr Wilders' electorate (there is an overlap, like 
in France the PCF vote going to the FN). Chantal Mouffe recently called 
for a 'Left populism' I think it would be a good idea.

http://en.theeuropean.eu/chantal-mouffe--3/7859-fighting-right-wing-populism-in-europe

And more Merijns are indeed urgently needed!




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