Latvia: Left bloc gets 59% in municipal elections

June 9, 2013 -- Webguerrillero [es] -- The Saskaņas Centrs, a coalition of left-wing parties, has won 59% of popular vote in the municipal elections held in this Eastern European country. The coalition, whose name means "Harmony Center" is formed by the social-democratic party "Harmony" and the Socialist Party of Latvia (heir of the Communist Party, which was declared illegal in 1994).

The coalition belongs to the all-European Union (EU) political bloc European United Left-Nordic Green Left, which includes the major communist-leaning coalitions and parties, such as Greek SYRIZA, Cypriot AKEL, German Die Linke, French Left Front, Spanish United Left and Irish Sinn Féin, among others.

While the EU and the International Monetary Fund insist that Latvia is an example of the "success" of the draconian policies of "austerity for the poor, huge profits for the rich" that they sponsor and dictate all around, the reality is that Latvia has been ravaged by such policies (see the funny video above).

And naturally Latvians know better and have therefore voted for change in these elections. The election implies that Latvia, which should hold national elections before the end of 2014, will most likely not enter the Eurozone, as the European Commission and the current state's government planned to do.

It is also a setback for the United States and its imperial extension: NATO. The "cablegate" (to which we must thank Wikileaks and Bradley Manning) showed that the US diplomats were already on their toes before 2011 because of the increased popular support that this coalition has in Latvia, which is not just left leaning but also sympathetic to the plea of Russian descendants (excluded from automatic nationality rights but representing a third of the country's population) and clearly opposed to EU's impositions and determined to exit NATO.