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An unholy marriage

People would think that people learn from mistakes. People are mistaken. About an hour ago, the Socialist Party’s head Gusenbauer announced the finalization of coalition talks with the People’s Party. Even though the SPÖ had the majority after last year’s elections, they have now handed over all the key resorts to the election losers headed…

In which I return to my newfound love of coming up with descriptive titles, totally breaking the layout of my site, and write about the outcome of yesterday’s elections

So, here we are. The hegemony of the People’s Party is finally over. Yesterday more people voted for the social democrats than for Chancellor Schüssel and his unrelenting neo-liberal stooges. Which is a good thing. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a good thing without a bad thing. Ever. The Green party, which is…