F. Gennimata: Declaring one’s shock at the election of populist leaders around the world is not enough

Declaring one’s shock at the election of populist leaders around the world is not enough and progressive forces must instead join forces to tackle the reasons that led to their election, PASOK leader and head of the Democratic Coaliton Fofi Gennimata said on Wednesday, commenting on the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.

“Constantly declaring our surprise and shock by the prevalence supposedly anti-systemic, but in reality deeply conservative, anachronistic and populist choices, clearly is not enough,”Gennimata said. “Progressive political parties in Europe and the world must immediately provide answers and solutions to the problems facing ordinary people,” she added.