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El Economist -que sigue siendo uno de los dos o tres semanarios más influyentes del mundo- también piensa que el 15-M sigue muy vivo y reflejando una marea de fondo de inmenso calado.
A juicio del semanario financiero más importante de Europa, con mucho, el gobierno, la oposición y toda la clase política siguen sin entender lo esencial, voluntariamente atados a unas componendas que solo atizan la incertidumbre y la cólera sorda:
Europe’s most earnest protesters
They may not know what they want, but they are starting to get it
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But politicians ignore the indignants at their peril. Up to 80% of Spaniards say they support the earnest young protesters. Even the occasional lapse into violence, such as a blockade of the Catalan parliament on June 15th, has done little to dent their popularity. Well-mannered rage is their selling point. This is not Athens.
“It is not really a movement,” says Josep Lobera, a pollster. “It is a symptom. It expresses a general feeling of concern and anger.” Conservatives rubbish the indignants as extremists. Some see a leftist group girding itself to battle a right-wing reformist People’s Party (PP) government, led by Mariano Rajoy, that is likely to win power in the next election.
That analysis may be right, to judge by a recent open-air assembly on the economy, with a few dozen participants squatting on the paving stones of Madrid’s Plaza del Carmen. The ideas they discussed included striking out an obscure clause in the Lisbon treaty that prevents central banks giving cheap credit to governments, and holding a referendum on labour and pension reforms. The recent “pact for the euro” was another target. Some contemplated a general strike. So far, so left.
But if this is extremism, why does support for the indignants hold up when the communist-led United Left party wins just 4% of the vote? One answer is that it is not only left-wingers who are indignant. “It is true there are many people from the far left, but there are also some economic liberals and centrists,” says Francisco Cañero, a former small businessman and now an activist. The movement is bound by complaints, not solutions.
Political parties are one concern. Spaniards rate politicians their third-biggest problem, behind the economy and unemployment. Polls show broad support for removing the statute of limitations on the corruption cases that poison regional and municipal politics. [ .. ] [The Economist, 16/22 julio 2011, Europe’s most earnest protesters].
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Las negritas son mías.
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- España en este Infierno.