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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

German elections

The German federal elections are on the 18th of Sept, but I've heard pretty much nothing about it. Polling suggests that there won't be a leftist government, with a CDU/FDP coalition looking possible or even a CDU/SDP government dominated by the CDU although what a mess that'd be. Either way it seems that the small left parties and Greens are going to be out in the cold if nothing changes over the next couple of weeks. Interesting times, it seems the left is on the backfoot in quite a few places in the last year.

Posted by Chefen | 9/07/2005 07:00:00 am


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should read whoar chefen..i've been covering it...


9/07/2005 08:10:00 am  
Blogger Berend de Boer said...

Chefen, just look at TradeSports, people have been following it :-) And I lost a couple of dollars )-:

Isn't it very interesting that all the anti-Iraq politicians lose the election? If Helen loses as well, there is a very, very clear trend.

9/07/2005 09:13:00 am  
Blogger Craig Ranapia said...

Of course you haven't heard much in the MSM - the only good women leaders are left-wing women leaders and Angela Merkel doesn't fit the template.

With Schroder getting pounded in the polls again, I expect to see a reprise of the strident anti-American rhetoric (and the last minute cuddling up to both the xenophobic far-left and the racist far-right) that just saved his arse last time.

Don't think it's going to work, though. Like Clark, Schroeder isn't getting much traction relitigating Iraq when the electorate is focused on domestic issues.

9/07/2005 09:45:00 am  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Poland's elections are a week after ours, and there looks like there is going to be a big swing to the right over there as well.

9/07/2005 09:49:00 am  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Ok, that was parliamentary elections in Poland a week after ours and presidential elections in four weeks.

Polish Politics

9/07/2005 09:58:00 am  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I'd put my money on a CDU/CSU-FDP coalition Chefen, personally.

Should be interesting to see what the reaction is to Merkel's plans for the economy.

9/07/2005 01:15:00 pm  

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