domingo, 15 de agosto de 2010
TEc - "(Un)lucky country" Australia's snap election may yet backfire on Julia
Reasonably enough Australians are quite unsure who to vote into office at the upcoming elections.
A stalemate is the more likely outcome as Julia's quest for popular legitimacy, prompted by favourable opinion polls earlier on, may yet be grudgingly granted or denied.
This owes much to Australians' dislike for the way Kevin Rudd was ousted from within the party he so helped win the 2007 general election.
It would be particularly distressing for Labour to lose just when Australia's economy is again surfing the crest of the wave after remarkably aptly avoiding the Western world's severe downturn.
Shortly it will be known whether or not Julia's gamble pays off.
If she loses or only manages to scrape by Australians will have meant that there is more to voting than the economy.
Party politics - ways, means and style - also matter.