Meanwhile in Berlin

Things not looking good for Merkel, after signing up to the Greece bailout.

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Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, was facing a bruising defeat on Sunday in a critical federal state election, as the polls closed in a fiercely fought race in North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state in Germany.

Exit polls predicted a victory for the “red-green” alliance of Social Democrats and Greens over Ms Merkel’s “black-yellow” coalition of Christian Democrats and Free Democrats. The result, if confirmed, would give the red-green combination just enough seats to form a stable government, according to the poll on the ZDF television channel.

An interesting and timely case-study in PR, if ever there was one. As I understand it, the black-yellow coalition is the equivalent of a Lib/Con coalition.

If the CDU does as badly as the exit polls suggest, it could fuel inner party criticism of the chancellor from conservatives, who believe she has taken the party too far into the centre ground of German politics.

I’ll be keeping my eye on that.

AJ

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2 Responses to Meanwhile in Berlin

  1. BiB says:

    Hello from Berlin.

    The FDP aren’t really close to the Lib Dems. They’re actually to the right of the CDU and are more pro-business and for lowering taxes. They might well be your cup of tea, in fact.

  2. Furor Teutonicus says:

    XX As I understand it, the black-yellow coalition is the equivalent of a Lib/Con coalition.XX

    XX They’re actually to the right of the CDU and are more pro-business and for lowering taxes.XX

    BOTH correct. It depends which you see as the Lib dems equivalent.

    To me they are all Commy bastards.

    We NEED a RIGHT wing party in Germany.

    The “Pro Deutschland” movement (party), or the Republikaner. fit the picture.

    All that we have at present are a bunch of old “68ers”, ex East German politicians (Merkel included), and “Greens”, which are not MUCH better to “the old Communists”, and the FDP, which MAY be “Right wing” on the ecconomy, but are patheticaly useless on immigration, defence, and Inner security (Home office in the U.K).

    We can FORGET the NPD. They are as bad as “The old commies”, Socialist to a man, even if it may be NATIONAL socialist.

    There is NOTHING in between with any HOPE of getting meaningfull power.

    Not YET!

    “Pro Deutschland” movement (party), or the Republikaner need to get their act together, set up a party without the internal strife thaey have shown over the last couple of years, and NOT stand against each other in elections.

    (Also from Berlin).

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