Western Europe: Ins Are Out, Outs Are In

Left and right, voters are determined to remain fickle

Whether they are zigging to the left in Spain or zagging to the right in West Germany, the voters of Western Europe are not as unfathomable these days as such contradictory behavior might indicate. To a considerable degree, the national electorates share a mood of frustration that is a constant warning to incumbent governments of all political stripes. Impatient with stagnating economies and jittery over record unemployment. West European voters are showing they are hungry for new leadership. So far the majority is not...

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