Monday, October 26, 2015


For the third time a eurozone country has effectively suspended the rule of law and democratic principles. After Greece and Italy it's now Portugal's turn to follow suit. Portugal’s President has refused to appoint a Left-wing coalition government even though it secured an absolute majority in the Portuguese parliament and won a mandate.

Oct 23, 2015 Portugal's president asked incumbent centre-right PM to form a government although it has no majority in Parliament. 

UPDATE: According to experts on Portuguese politics this kerfuffle is all due to an intricacy that is inherent in the system. That is somehow proof that this isn't a coup by the eurocrats. Check the comments at the bottom of present posting. But these advocates are missing the point, which is that the President of Portugal -- for reasons best known to himself -- has chosen to let other interests prevail over the electoral result. It is, what it is, folks! Here's MEP Hannan about this matter: