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Most countries are sceptic of the new government but I will give them the benefit of the doubt as Greece has not been getting much better since the bailing outs of the European Central Bank.
The party Syriza unsurprisingly won the Greek elections after all. This party has gotten its votes from an angry population, frustrated with their former leaders that, in their view, did not solve their citizens' problems and did not dig them out of the pit they have been in ever since their economy sunk in 2008.
Greece is not the only country that seems unhappy with their traditional parties. We, especially Europeans are witnessing how the ties are shifting towards the ends of the political spectrum. The 2014 European Elections has proven that. Although the citizen participation in these elections were generally low, we are seeing how other alternative parties are getting seats in the European Parliament.
For instance, on 4th February 2015, the CIS (The Socologic Investigation Office in Spain) has released that Podemos, the sorf of Spanish Syriza, would be the second most voted party making the Socialist Party the third. There are even other unofficial polls give the victory to Podemos. Again, Spain has been asked to do lots of budget cuts to tackle the deficit. Most of those cuts have happened within the health system and education. The government's opposition claims the reforms have destroyed the "Welfare state".
The situation in Spain is rather different to the one in Greece. While Greece is still dealing with 2 bailouts, Spain has grown and according to the International Monetary Fund, the predictions show that the Spanish Economy will grow 2% (Source Spanish economy to grow 2 percent in 2015, predicts IMF | In English | EL PAÍS ).
However, the citizens do not notice that growth, they feel like that the Public entities and Politicians are cashing in while people still get evicted from their homes and have their rights cut. The fact that every day we turn on the TV, there is a new corruption scheme. This anger of the citizenship towards politics is feeding the speeches of Podemos. I do not think they will win but they sure going to get seats in the Congress and Senate as well as councils in City halls. CIS: Podemos desbanca al PSOE como segunda fuerza política | España | EL PAÍS
Another key to their triumph is that the fact that the traditional alternatives, the Socialist Party and the United Left party have pending causes within the Spanish courts mainly corruption. They would not get that many votes from those who traditionally voted the People's Party (conservatives) because the right wing is consolidated in one party (moderate right, church, extreme right...) in contrast to the left wing where right now there are three different options.
Podemos was born out of the social movement called 15-M, first arising in 2011 starting in Madrid and quickly extending around the main cities in Spain. This movement was born out of the citizenry discontent with the decisions taken by the politicians and the strict budgetary cuts. The party was formed and they ran for the European elections and earned 7 seats. As well as Syriza, the main voters are the people who have lost jobs, homes and rights during the economic crisis and perceive that financial entities have more rights than the citizens, I personally did not know them until the outcome of the European elections results were published in the newspapers. They barely need to do any advertisement, the traditional parties give them enough publicity.
As mentioned above, I believe Podemos would not reach the absolute majority in Spain as Syriza did in Greece. However, if the other parties do not do anything to change their ways, the political panorama will wbe very varied in the Spanish Parliament. We will have to wait to the Local and General elections to see what is going to happen. My bet is that thay are going to be the second political force. I do not know who I will vote on the next elections but I believe traditional parties need an electoral "smack in their heads" to realize that they work for the well being of the citizens on a long run and not for the four year mandate. Whatever the outcome, one thing is for sure, Parliamentary Sessions in Spain are going to be rather entertained.