Anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups began a 36-hour protest marching along Buenos Aires City downtown and organizing pickets at the City’s main access points.
Amid a 36-hour protest by anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups and as the national 24-hour strike called by anti-government CGT Union unfolds, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticized MST and Labour Party leftist groups for “supporting those who earn most.”
Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió compared the current Peronist party intern to that of 1975 and said that “we have to wait until its over”.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Argentines “can count on her for everything that still needs to be done in the country,” as she led her final election campaign rally.
By Mempo GiardinelliMay Day was celebrated in striking fashion here — two marches by the left, both calling for unity but from different squares. Meanwhile the right found its voice via the teamster Pablo Moyano.
Greece's leftist Syriza party performed strongly in key races in the first round of local elections today, as voters poured out their anger at the government's austerity policies.
Radical leftist Alexis Tsipras was meeting the leaders of Greece's mainstream parties, with little chance of clinching a deal on a coalition government after he set tearing up an EU/IMF bailout deal as a condition.