Jun 9, 2009

Socialists lick wounds as conservatives win across Europe

Note: a correction was made to his posting

Many reporters called the elections a defeat for the “center left.”

One quick observation:

The losers were not center left. They were no more center left than Barack Obama. They were all politically far left!

An AP article at the link below reports:

Conservatives raced toward victory in some of Europe's largest economies Sunday as initial results and exit polls showed voters punishing left-leaning parties in European parliament elections in France, Germany and elsewhere.

Franz Muentefering (pictured) chairman of Germany’s Social Democrats reacts to results of the elections in Germany and across Europe.

The Social Democrats along with Britain’s Labor Party and Frances Socialists are said to have suffered setbacks of “historic proportions.”

Some right-leaning parties said the results vindicated their reluctance to spend more on company bailouts and fiscal stimulus amid the global economic crisis.