“Rainbow coalitions” of misfits, oddballs and malcontents are uniting to try to defeat the PiS and Fidesz.
Just as one sees an EU Parliament leader from the EPP (Weber of Germany) supporting the Greens, Liberals and Socialists in Poland, one can expect to see a lot of the fanatical duo of Guy Verhofstadt (Belgium-ALDE) and Judith Sargentini (Dutch-Green) stumping for the opposition in Hungary. We feel for Hungarians, who will have to put up with the bizarre ramblings (a form of torture) of Verhofstadt throughout the campaign.
Most likely, these NGO-driven coalitions – often encouraged by outside agitators and which usually contain quite a few cranks – will self-destruct. However, it’s something to keep a close eye on, especially with the upcoming parliamentary elections in Poland.
Some notes on past experiences:
* In Slovenia, the centre-right party (SDS) doubled the vote of its nearest competitor in the last election but was eventually kept out of the government by a coalition of others. As a result, Slovenia is now burdened with a comedian and EU puppet as PM (Sarec) – who managed just 12% of the vote.
However, Slovenia may not be a accurate comparison, given the winning party managed 25% of the vote while Fidesz and the PiS enjoy much higher support.
** In Poland, according to the blog below, Kukiz remains the Polish government’s (PiS) only potential coalition partner and could still emerge as king-maker after the country’s next parliamentary election.
*** In Hungary, the coalition of Fidesz and its junior partner, the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP), won the April 2018 parliamentary elections with 49.3 percent of the vote, capturing exactly two-thirds (133) of the seats.
The next parliamentary elections in Hungary are not until 2022, so this new scheme is focused on just three important municipalities.
**** It is somewhat of a reverse cycle in countries like Germany, Sweden, France, etc., where a party from the right surges (although it does not win outright) but gets “blackballed” from the government by the other parties.
Austria finally bucked the system in 2017, when the centre-right (Sebastian Kurz, OVP) opted to form a coalition with the FPO instead of the Socialists. In this case, the FPO did too well to ignore, plus Kurz would have come across as hypocritical, considering he borrowed the FPO’s platform on migration to boost his own campaign.
– The lesson: As support for traditionalists and defenders of the nation states (nationalists) grows across Europe, the establishment of Brussels will take desperate measures in an attempt to maintain their power and influence over others.
Viktor Orban was half-right about “useful idiots” but they are not just present in the EPP…but all over Europe.
Man is indeed fallen, but it is the all-encompassing and intrusive global superstate that provides the mechanisms to enable and nourish his insatiable thirst for power.
There is too much power vested in Brussels, which has become a magnet for political opportunists and a vehicle for corrupting the body, mind and soul.