The majority of the seats of the New Democracy are ensured by the rule in Greece, according to which the party gaining the most votes receives additional 50 mandates.
The radical left coalition SYRIZA is picking up 26,5% in the elections and can count on 70 seats. Socialists from PASOK get 12,6% and 34 places.
However, it seems that the majority of the seats that conservatives will receive as a result of the elections does not at all indicate an upcoming stability in Greek politics, including financial. The fact is that the “New Democracy” and SYRIZA are polarly diverging on the issue of economic assistance and cooperation with the EU. If conservatives, as noted by Lenta, are in favor of accepting financial aid in the amount of 240 billion euros and for maintaining Greece as part of the EU, then leftist radicals, on the contrary, are calling for renunciation of financial assistance agreements. Moreover, they believe that in the country it is necessary to cancel the cost saving measures introduced in the last two years. Finally, the leaders of the party SYRIZA have already refused to participate in the coalition with the New Democracy.
Therefore, observers in Greece fear that the political anarchy in the country may recur. If at the beginning of May, after the elections, the negotiations on the formation of the government were stalled and they had to call new elections, then the current situation, in which the coalition is unlikely, is again alarming.
However, as reported in the early morning "Vesti", in Brussels welcome the outcome of the Greek elections. The EU leadership hopes that the Greeks will not pull with the formation of the government.
As for the Greek Coalition of Radical Left Forces (SYRIZA), which, according to the preliminary results of the elections, will become the second most significant party force in parliament, its leader Alexis Tsipras has openly declared his opposition mood (ITAR-TASS, Yuri Malinov): “We will be actively present in the political life of the country from the position of the main opposition party. Everyone should be aware that the austerity measures and the sale of state property cannot continue, because the people have deprived them of the rule of law. ” The leader of the left-wing radicals believes that "the people gave a clear mandate to terminate the agreement with international creditors." Moreover, Comrade Tsipras is sure that only a rejection of austerity measures is “a viable solution for Europe.” Therefore, SYRIZA will continue to fight. The future, according to Comrade Tsipras, does not belong to those who are intimidated by foreign creditors. “A new day will come for Greece!” Says Tsipras.
We will return Constantinople, Smyrna and the Black Sea! There is another vision of the “new day” for Greece. Other Athenian politicians, for example, the leader of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party, Nicholas Mikholiakos, spoke about the immediate prospects of Greece - well, rather, about what he represents them. He writes about it MIGnews.com.
At a meeting with the voters of Thessaloniki, Comrade Mikholiakos shared his plans to restore the former power of Greece to the borders of the Byzantine Empire. The politician said: "We will return Constantinople (Istanbul), Smirna (Izmir), we will return the Black Sea."
Mikhololiakos also voiced what his opponents expected to hear from him: “Yes, we are racists, yes, we are nationalists. We do not hide it. "
The people of France voted for socialism. Not only is a socialist president in power in France, so now the socialists will set the tone in the lower house of parliament.
RIA News" reports that the Socialist Party of France won a major victory in the parliamentary elections, for the first time since 1981, having achieved an absolute majority in the lower house and received power in the amount in which no other party had previously received it.
Last Sunday, the French elected the 577 deputies of the National Assembly, which has the last word in legislative procedures. According to the country's interior ministry, the Socialist Party and its closest allies won 314 mandates.
Political commentator for the BFMTV channel Olivier Mazrol said on this occasion: “The Socialist Party gained power, which stories The fifth republic has never been one party. She not only led the National Assembly. Together with the Allies, she has a majority in the Senate, controls 21 from 22 regions, most major cities and departments. ”
The National Front also celebrates victory. As reported yesterday from Paris ITAR-TASS correspondent Ilya Baranov, the ultra-right NF candidates for the first time since 1998, will become part of the National Assembly. Representatives of the "National Front" will receive from two to four mandates in the new composition of the Assembly.
Party leader Marine Le Pen said: “This is a sensational result for the National Front. We have achieved incredible success. ” Marin hailed the victory of her 22-year-old niece Marion Marechal Le Pen.
Marin herself lost to the socialist opponent Philip Kemel in the second round of the parliamentary elections, with the least votes she had by 0,22%. According to her, the reason for the defeat is "changing the boundaries of constituencies in favor of the Socialist Party."
Killed the founder of special forces in Poland. June 16 was found dead (with a gunshot wound to the head) by the founder of the Polish GROM special forces, General Slawomir Petelitsky. He writes about it "Lenta.ru" with links to Polskie Radio and Rzecz Pospolita.
The body of the military found his wife in the garage of their home around half past six in the evening. Currently investigating the causes of death Petelitsky. So far, the investigation considers suicide as the main version.
Protests of the miners in Spain. "Lenta.ru", referring to the website of the newspaper El Mundo, reports that four policemen and three photojournalists were injured last Friday during collisions of law enforcement agencies and miners in Asturias.
For more than two weeks, the miners have been protesting against job cuts in the industry. Thousands of miners are involved in strikes. The strikers are building barricades on highways and railways and attacking police officers trying to clear the rubble.
The protesters, Lenta writes, use signal flares with homemade launchers, flares, nuts, and the police use tear gas and rubber bullets. One policeman was injured to the eye, three others were burned. The photographer corresponded with rubber bullets, the rest escaped with bruises.
Tony Blair understood who the fate of the euro depended on. Understood - and said to others. In an interview with the BBC, reports corr. ITAR-TASS Yuri Mikhaylenko, Blair noted that the euro will not be able to remain the main currency of the EU if the EU countries do not take the path of fundamental reforms. He emphasized that the single currency can save Germany.
He said: “Almost all European countries are now faced with a difficult choice - to take measures of economy and carry out structural reforms or to achieve economic growth without conducting reforms. You can get out of this situation only by maneuvering between these extremes, trying to pursue a policy aimed at supporting growth, and at the same time implementing reforms. ”
According to Blair, it is the guarantees of the fundamental economic transformations, and at the same time their implementation, that is, in word and deed, other eurozone participants will be able to convince Germany to continue saving the euro.
Billionaire million fines do not scare! Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili told his supporters that he is not afraid of multi-million fines and will continue the political struggle. At the rally of the “Georgian Dream” in Ozurgeti, where thousands of people gathered around 30, Ivanishvili said: “Saakashvili will not scare me with his fines. Don't worry, they won't scare me with it. We will not be stopped because we are together. ” This is passed "Vesti".
Fines to a comrade billionaire were written out for what. 11 June The Tbilisi City Court fined Ivanishvili 126 million 220 thousand lari (over 77 million dollars) and ordered him to be fined 22 million 429 thousand 941 lari (about 14 million dollars). 77 million is for the fact that the Georgian Control Chamber did not like the free distribution to the population of the million antenna dishes purchased by 12 for broadcasting its TV channel “TV-9”. The control chamber decided that there was a bribe of voters.
The second fine was also initiated by the Control Chamber. It was about the fact that the party "Georgian Dream" were provided at discounted prices 239 cars.
It should be noted that the Tbilisi Court of Appeal partially satisfied the claim of Bidzina Ivanishvili, reducing the size of the fine by almost half.
As for the rally in Ozurgeti, Ivanishvili told the whole truth about Saakashvili there: “Saakashvili is trying to convince the people that the West, and especially the US, support him and his team, and our foreign partners, Saakashvili, proves that only the current authorities are progressive, and The population of Georgia is uneducated and backward. But now, when the opposition has an opportunity to tell the whole world about what is really happening in Georgia, everyone saw who Saakashvili really is. On our side, the truth is, on our side are democratic countries. They support the development of our country, not Saakashvili and his criminal gang. ”
The Muslim Brotherhood announced their victory in the elections. The Islamist Brotherhood Muslims movement announced the victory of its candidate for the presidency of Egypt in the second round of elections. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
According to the headquarters of Mohamed Mursi, 52,5% of voters voted for him, and for Ahmed Shafiq, the ex-prime minister in the Mubarak government, 47,5%. The Muslim Brotherhood claims that the data was obtained after processing the 98% of ballots.
Lenta specifies that there is no official data on the results of the elections in Egypt.
Explosions in Nigeria. Over the past day, three churches were blown up in the most populous country in Africa, 36 people were killed and about a hundred were injured. The crimes were committed in the north of the country where most of the Muslims of Nigeria live. Acts of violence were directed against Christians. Reports about it correspondent ITAR-TASS Pavel Miltsev.
The bombings of the temples were carried out by suicide bombers in Zaria and Kaduna. The terrorists sent cars with dynamite to the church, overcrowded on the occasion of Sunday worship.
The UN believes that it is time for the Libyan government to stop fighting. As transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Vladimir KikiloThe UN is demanding that the Libyan authorities cease hostilities, primarily in Kufra and Zintan. A statement by the head of the UN Mission in Libya, Ian Martin, says: “The government needs to take urgent measures to resolve these conflicts and ensure the protection of civilians.”
According to reports from Tripoli, the NPS of Libya declared the mountainous terrain in 150 km west of the capital a “war zone” and sent troops there. For a week in Zintan, Mizda and Shegaydzhe 16 people were killed in tribal clashes, 89 civilians were injured.
Twenty arrested in the murder of Iranian nuclear physicists. The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence reported on June 17 that a total of twenty people were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killing of two nuclear physicists. NEWSru.
The arrested are suspected of killing Majid Shahriari and Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan. According to Minister Heydar Moslehi, the detainees were organized into two terrorist groups, whose members "traveled from Iran to Israel and back through the neighboring country." What state is meant, he did not specify. Earlier, reminds NEWSru, Tehran accused Azerbaijan of harboring terrorists linked to Israel.
America’s attack on Syria is a matter of time. This is reported by the Iranian channel. Press TVreferring to the Israeli resource DEBKAfile, which is believed to be closely associated with the Israeli intelligence services.
“Will there be an intervention? This is not a “if” question, but a “when” question, as DEBKAfile quotes an unnamed source.
It is reported that a delegation of Syrian anti-government militants is currently in Washington. The purpose of their visit is to negotiate the supply of heavy weapons from the US government. Rebel leaders handed over to the State Department for approval lists weaponsable to resist the armed forces of Bashar al-Assad, as well as intended to be used for individual targeted attacks undertaken to destabilize the Syrian government.
Sources also reported that most of the weapons were purchased by Saudi Arabia and Qatar and are ready for shipment.
The US was afraid that they would be bombed by "opponents". Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Martin Dempsey 13 of June, during a hearing in the Senate subcommittee on military allocations, said that if America reduced its military spending, the risk of conflict with other countries would increase. He writes about it "Lenta.ru"referring to the Fox News channel.
According to Dempsey, with large-scale reductions in the defense budget, US superiority over their opponents will decline, and this may encourage the latter to reconsider their policies.
"Lenta" notes that last year a similar statement was made by US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. He also argued that a reduction in military spending in the country could provoke aggression. Speaking with Dempsey 13 on June 2012, Panetta, fearing the senators with an external threat, warned those in the appendage that reducing the cost of the army could lead to an increase in unemployment in the country by 1%.
The American space plane ended its experiments. The experimental X-37 B space plane of the US Air Force, having spent more than 15 months in near-earth orbit, landed the day before yesterday in an autonomous mode based on the American air force Vandenberg in the state of California. This is reported "Vesti".
The X-37 mission is classified by the Americans. It is only known that the device "conducted experiments in orbit throughout 469 days during the mission."
Vesti provides the following information about the drone: X-37B was developed by Boeing Corporation. It has a take-off mass of almost 5 tons, reaches 8,9 meters in length, 2,9 meters in height. The scope of its small triangular wings is 4,5 meters. Equipped with solar panels, which when deployed in orbit serve as a source of electricity. According to the data previously set forth by the Pentagon, the spacecraft is designed to operate at altitudes from 200 to 750 kilometers, is able to quickly change orbits and maneuver. It can carry out reconnaissance missions, deliver small loads to space, and is convenient for testing new devices that can be used, for example, on spy satellites. A number of experts see the X-37B as a prototype of a future space interceptor, which makes it possible to inspect and, if necessary, disable enemy satellites, and possibly launch missile and bomb strikes from orbit. The Pentagon denies this, assuring that this device is just a "platform for testing new technologies." According to Shelton (the head of the US Air Force Space Command. - O. Ch.), The Pentagon at this stage has neither plans nor financial capabilities to “increase the size of fleet"X-37V devices. However, the chief of the Space Command did not begin to clarify whether the US military department really now has only two such devices. As Shelton explained, he is not sure that information about the exact number of these spaceplanes does not have a secrecy stamp. ”
Obama is ready to talk with Putin. How to pass from Washington RIA “Novosti” correspondents Denis Voroshilov and Maria Tabak, US President Barack Obama went to Los Cabos, where 18 and 19 numbers will pass the G20 summit.
Vladimir Putin will meet with Obama for the first time after the presidential election in Russia. They had met before in 2009, when Putin, as chairman of the Russian government, received Obama during his visit to Moscow.
The meeting of the two presidents will be held before the summit. During the talks, relations between Russia and America, as well as international topics will be discussed. The central themes of the meeting may be Afghanistan, Iran and Syria. Probably, the issue of EuroMD will be discussed.
While Obama is thinking about how to talk with Putin about Syria and Iran, Mitt Romney has already decided the Iranian issue. And not only decided, but also voiced his decision on TV.
ITAR-TASS correspondent Dmitry Kirsanov reports from Washington that Mitt Romney, who secured his nomination as a candidate for the US presidency from the Republican Party, if he wins the election, will be ready to use military force to prevent the appearance of nuclear weapons in Iran. With a warning to Tehran, Romney spoke in an interview with CBC, which was shown on Sunday. Romney not only warned Iran, but also said that in the event that Congress did not need approval of the Congress: “I can assure you: if I become president, the Iranians will have no doubt about my readiness to take military action if necessary to prevent them becoming a nuclear threat to the world ... I do not think that we need the approval of military authority or a separate permit to use military force if I become president. The president currently has this authority. ”
Mr. Romney thus acknowledged that the president of America is not much different from the autocrat-emperor. It remains to cancel the Congress and abolish the vote. However, with US laws and regulations The congress in emergency situations can become a purely formal structure, and elections, in which American families and entire states traditionally vote for a Republican or a Democrat, have long become the world's ridicule. If you do not believe, read Autobiography Mark Twain (episode "Presidential Election").
Oppositionist from Playboy. Citizen Ksenia Anatolievna Sobchak, who was seriously interested in those bodies that just protect the rights of citizens, after searching for hours in her apartment on the “swamp” case of 6 in May, finding millions there in the safe and the interrogation that followed, became a revolutionary celebrity not only in Russia, but also in the advanced Western world - namely, in the American. Oppositionist Sobchak from now on - the Russian star shtatovskoy press.
They write about it "New Yorker", «Bloomberg», The Washington Times. Our Moscow artist, spoiled by the attention of the press, even refused an interview to the latest newspaper. I don’t know if the editorial board was offended at the famous Moscow oppositionist or not, but they still wrote an article about her.
Journalists Natalia Vasilyeva and Laura Mills (Associated Press, The Washington Times) told about Ksenia Sobchak the following.
The invasion of 30-year-old blonde, socialite and television anchorwoman into politics turned out to be "shaky." Miss Sobchak, they write Vasilyeva and Mills, was met with ridicule and suspicion caused by the close personal ties of her family with Vladimir Putin. However, six months later, Miss Sobchak was admitted to the ranks of the leaders of the Russian protests, which, according to journalists, reflected the civil awakening of millions of young Russians after a decade of political passivity. These “millions”, the co-authors write, were formed from young “Internet-savvy” employees, students and members of the so-called “creative class”. All of them took to the streets of Moscow after the December parliamentary elections, when Mr. Putin’s party won, due to the fact that observers recorded widespread fraud.
But now Mr. Putin has become much harder to approach the opposition. Only during the last month hundreds of demonstrators were detained, and Miss Sobchak learned this week that she really has something to lose. The journalists write that those who searched her apartment read her personal correspondence, grabbed her passport and confiscated at least 1,3 million dollars in cash.
But Miss Sobchak was considered "untouchable" because Mr. Putin was loyal to her late father, who, being the mayor of St. Petersburg at the beginning of 1990, provided the future president of Russia with his first job in the government and gave, thus starting his political career. According to rumors, Putin was even the godfather of Ksyusha.
Journalists point out that Ksenia did not criticize Mr. Putin himself, but called for more open criticism of the government, fair elections and the fight against corruption, which infiltrated the whole of Russian society.
Since early youth, Miss Sobchak has become one of the most famous figures in the Russian entertainment industry. She is a pop star and co-author of the best-selling book "Marry a Millionaire." She dictated fashion and style “from above”. Her most famous and controversial project in Russia is “House-2”, a scandalous reality show, modeled on “Big Brother”. Also Xenia is known for starred in a half-naked form in 2006 for Playboy magazine.
So, continue the journalist, lived for 2000-ies “this intolerable child, personified the hedonism and materialism that began after the oil boom. According to her, she earns more than $ 2 million per year. ”
In an interview with the newspaper Izvestia in 2008, according to journalists, Miss Sobchak said: “I don’t understand why they all hate me so much ... I don’t call for murder, riots or the overthrow of the government. I'm just the owner of an entertainment show. ”
Miss Sobchak, sigh authors, did not respond to interview requests.
In recent months, they continue, Russians have watched the restrained romance of Miss Sobchak and Ilya Yashin, one of the opposition leaders.
To those who question the sincerity of her “transformation”, Miss Sobchak replies that her transition to the side of the opposition has been preparing for a long time. In January, 2012, she declared that she made a choice consciously - to build her career and make a name for herself. In an interview with Novoye Vremya, she said that she opposed bureaucratization and corruption and did not want to see the same people in power. But she also told Novoye Vremya: “But I personally am not against Putin.”
Stepping onto the stage at an opposition rally, Miss Sobchak was visibly nervous. “The most important thing is to be able to influence the government, and not to try to destroy it,” she told the crowd, who yelled to her “bitch” and worse words. However, journalists note that at meetings that took place later, she was even greeted with applause.
Changes have occurred in her social life and television career. Previously, she was a welcome guest on entertainment shows on all national TV channels. And now, according to Miss Sobchak, she, in fact, is on the black list controlled by the Kremlin. Her attempt to make a political program for a young audience was doomed: in Russian “MTV” the program was removed from the show after the first show.
About the search, Miss Sobchak said it was humiliating, but stated that he would not change what she called “moderate” political views.
“I still hold the same opinion,” she said in an interview on the radio. - We should not chant: “Putin, go away!” - because there is no point in this. We must chant: “Putin, give our votes!”
A month before the debut of the protest action, the journalists write, Miss Sobchak appeared in a talk show dedicated to her 30 anniversary. Wearing a long and dark black dress, Miss Sobchak said she was ready for a new life.
Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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