posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 12:24 AM
It is a fascinating story. The first time I hear about it, I thought that there was a bigger problem than what actually happened.
When we in the US hear about a government collapsing, we are taken quite aback. However, in these multiparty systems, there is much less of a
guarantee of stability. The coalition that was built fell apart, but that does not mean the entire system collapsed.
Frankly, I would prefer if western media would refrain from using the term collapse to describe the government. It was just a failed party coalition
attempt rather than a real collapse of civil society.
However, I do find this story of particular interest because it shows a lack of conviction on the part of a nation that has been growing in importance
in Europe. Hopefully order and stability can come back quickly with a fairly moderate government.
The biggest thing to fear out of things like this is a radical coalition forming. However, with the evidence at hand, hopefully summer elections could
allow for a moderate coalition to come to power.
Good find, though!