Just because "The SYRIZA managed a swing of 12.2% vote in its favour to win 16.9% of the total vote, while the KKE" (comparatively) only "managed a rise in vote share by one percentage point to 8.5%", cannot lead to a conclusion that the political position of the SYRIZA is more revolutionary than that of the KKE.
Therefore, your conclusion that "The KKE should perhaps loosen up its dogmatic position and accept the peoples' verdict and stand in unison with SYRIZA", tantamounts to asking for the capitulation of a correct political position to a momentary electoral result.
The programme of a Communist Party cannot be decided by what the people vote for in an election.
Hence the position taken by the KKE not to participate in the government-formation, correctly reflects the steadfastness of their programatic resolve while at the same time respecting the popular verdict which is clearly based not on the acceptance of a revolutionary programme for the present condition of the Greek people, but on merely the venting of " the popular anger ".
-Thalmann Pereira (Goa)
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