Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Only 3 Percent of EU Citizens to Have a Left-Wing Government

The new conservative Spanish government will hold its first cabinet meeting December 23, a party official announced last week. Once the new government is in office, only 3 percent of the EU’s population will be under a left-leaning government.
Mariano Rajoy, leader of the Popular Party, is expected to take his oath of office on December 22.
Rajoy’s party beat the incumbent Socialist Party 11 million votes to 7 million—or 186 seats to 110.
As British member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan points out, this makes Austria, Denmark, Cyprus and Slovenia the only nations with left-led governments—that’s 3 percent of the EU’s population.
The Trumpet has long forecast the rise of a Catholic-dominated, authoritarian power in Europe. While this power will have some socialist aspects, it will be more similar to the political right.
In several countries, including Spain, the right-wing parties are already aligned with the Catholic Church. The Vatican has long opposed Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s Socialist Workers’ Party because of its policies on abortion and sex education, among other things.
The shift to the right in Europe is setting the scene for the rise of this authoritarian Catholic power. 
Related Article from The Trumpet:
Extreme Right-Wing Crosses the Atlantic