Major gain for Basque separatists in regional elections

FloatingVoterTralee

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Bildu, the representatives of the abertzale left, traditionally associated with ETA's political wing, Batasuna, have had their most successful Basque Parliament Election, securing 21 seats, second only to the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) with 27. The Madrid parties all saw support fall, the Socialists returning 16 seats (25 in 2009), PP secured 10 (13), while the centrist Union, Progession and Democracy retained its only seat. Bildu ran as part of the grouping Amaiur, which secured 7 GE seats last year, so is the Basque Country following Catalonia's separatist path?
 


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Nope just protests against Madrid as usual.
 

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The Basque country is following a separatist path,which is sure to happen.This is happening all over Europe from Belguim to Italy,the former world masters are been torn apart from within,and its no bad thing.The countries that will soon gain independence like Scotland,Catalonia, always wanted it but didnt have the confidence to get it.The fall of the iron curtain changed that,and when the Baltic states etc won freedom,it showed the way.Britain,Spain,Germany,Italy,and France(both Catalonia & the Basque country have occupied territory there)will be very different places soon,as nations like Bavaria to Lombardy break free.
 

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The Basque country is following a separatist path,which is sure to happen.This is happening all over Europe from Belguim to Italy,the former world masters are been torn apart from within,and its no bad thing.The countries that will soon gain independence like Scotland,Catalonia, always wanted it but didnt have the confidence to get it.The fall of the iron curtain changed that,and when the Baltic states etc won freedom,it showed the way.Britain,Spain,Germany,Italy,and France(both Catalonia & the Basque country have occupied territory there)will be very different places soon,as nations like Bavaria to Lombardy break free.
Certainly, the current trend across Europe reflects historical ethnic separatism, but can't agree with your last two examples - Bavaria is the CSU heartland, and hasn't shown any separatist tendencies since the Bayernpartei went into freefall in the late Fifties. Similarly, the Lega Nord may be retaining popularity, but by basing its campaign on economic and racial grounds, it hasn't outlined any cultural basis for self-determination.
 


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