Tsipras Rated Most Populist Leader, Even Ahead of Maduro

FILE - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during his opening speech at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, FEB. 20, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Tatiana Bollari)

They are kindred spirits but Greek Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, who reneged on anti-austerity promises and vows to bring a Leftist revolution across Europe, was tied in a poll as the most populist leader with Hungarian far-right Premier Viktor Orban.

That was in a survey by the British newspaper The Guardian that saw Tsipras most even more popular than one his political heroes and a man he tries to model himself after, Venezuelan strongman President Nicolas Maduro, scorned by all European Union countries – except Greece.

Maduro was condemned and sanctioned by the United States for a repressive regime riddled with corruption, violence against protesters and barring humanitarian aid although SYRIZA praised him for having a “Bolivarian Democracy,” although there is runaway inflation, hunger and people standing in lines for basic foodstuffs.

The survey was entitled How Populist Were These Politicians on the Stump? the formerly hard left Greek premier, who has made a sharp turn to the right to stay inpower, edged out Maduro but ranked with Orban, who is viciously anti-immigrant and seen as corrupt.

The Guardian noted that “…Tsipras’ sky-high score seems a product of the timing of his speeches – the 2015 election, prior to his capitulation to the lenders that bailed out the Greek economy; by all accounts, he moderated his language since,” without mentioning Orban’s populism has come after that period.

In February, as he had railed against populist right-wing governments in the European Union, Tsipras made Greece the second-most populist country in the bloc, a previous survey showed.

Greece was behind only Hungary, with Tsipras’ administration seen being as repressive from the left side  in terms of “authoritarian populism,” according to this year’s Authoritarian Populism Index, compiled by Sweden’s Timbro think tank.

According to its website, the Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index is the “only Europe-wide comprehensive study that aims to shed light on whether populism poses a long-term threat to European liberal democracies.”

The annual study was presented in Athens by the Center  for Liberal Studies – Markos Dragoumis (KEFiM) said the business newspaper Naftemporiki.

The Swedish think tank noted Greece is one of four EU member-states where the government is comprised only of populists, while populist parties – on the right or left – collected more than 50 percent of the votes in the last general election, September 2015.

Tsipras and his party took power in January, 2015 on the back of anti-austerity pledges and promises to drive out international creditors before he reneged on both, seeing him plummet in polls with elections coming this year.

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  1. TNH. and Western media, now in the hands of the wealthiest Aristocrates in the world …who happen to now own the entire congress and parliaments of the United Sates and the EU….to represent their Global economic and political interests continue to demonize the general population of the independent countries of the world who represent the only threat to there international dictatorship being run from Washington and Brussels!

    The purpose of TNH and there masters is to silence, the Populace..or as Hillary Clinton referred to them as ..”The Deplorables” who elected Donald Trump..because they had seen enough of the corrupt Aristocracy waging perpetual wars for the past 25 years, and were terrified that no one in Washington cared about their countries interest or theirs!

    Therefore..the article wishes to label the people as “Populist”..as dangerous authoritarian anarchist threatening the ruling body of un elected dictators in Brussels and Washington, because, they are the legitimate rulers of their countries , and expect their elected leaders to serve the interests of their families and country, not those of foreign counties!

    So …leaders like Tsipras , Orbin, Trump, or Maduro are demonized as socialist or worst..because they actually claim to represent the interests of the Populace who elected them, and make them accountable!
    ……
    The EU Aristocrats ruthlessly and without shame..attack the populace of Venezuela and their leader with media help!

  2. With so much talk of rebuilding the third temple in Jerusalem. The Hebrew date Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, “the Ninth of Av,”) correlates the destruction of the first and second temples 586 BC and 70 AD respectively with the birthday of the current Greek PM born on the Ninth of Av…July 28, 1974. In support of this comment the Jerusalem Talmud (Berachot 2:4) tells us that the Messiah will be born on Tisha B’Av.

    1. Really!… And the current Prime Minister was born the week ..the Turks invaded Cyprus and ethnically and religiously destroyed the temples, churches and homes of Greek Cypriots in Northern Cyprus in July of 1974!

      Therefore,. maybe Cal..you and the Talmud…have it wrong , ..maybe Tsipras , based on his support of the U.S , EU and Nato. is merely the foretold Anti -Christ, not the Messiah, who would lead the armies of the world into the end of times! Based on the degenerate foreign policies of war by the U.S atheist and white supremacist… this is getting to look better and better…since, Tsipras has converted to the dark side from his proclaimed leader of the populace or people of Greece…and now is nothing more than another follower of money and power …from Washington and Brussels!

      What I suggest Cal …is that you pull the Talmud from the Evangelical Zionist in the U.S , Israeli , and Saudi Arabia government….and send them chapters in the gospel of the bible from Christ which stipulates …you should “Love Your Neighbor”

      So far, born again Christians like George Bush Jr. have followed the Talmud with Netanyahu..to kill 3 1/2 million humans in the middle east ..and are looking to fulfill your scriptures for massive Armageddon on the world!

      Obviously, Cal…the inferior populace would probably object to that ..if they had a clue as to what Donald Trump is planning and .as Russian officials now call him Hitler of 1935!.

      Mason and Zionism…

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