Skip to comments.Germany May Have to Call Another Election as Merkel Fails to Form a Coalition
Posted on 11/08/2017 5:37:02 PM PST by davikkm
Although Angela Merkel was returned for her fourth term as German Chancellor, the gains made by the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) seem to have created an issue with her ability to form a majority coalition. Groups within the Bundestag who traditionally make up the Jamaica Coalition (based on party colors) are refusing to sign up Is this an opportunity for more gains for the right and centre right? Or is something more sinister at play?
When AfD won over 90 seats in its first big election breakthrough, parliamentarians knew that forming a workable coalition would prove more troublesome, but what they didnt expect was Frau Merkels campaign promises to come back and haunt them. In the run up to the election, Merkel promised the electorate that she would do more to return failed asylum seekers (those who did not qualify or were rejected on security grounds), and this has stuck in the throats of Germanys Green party.
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IMHO Merkel has really screwed up Germany. I hope she is ousted soon.
I will agree that Germany (and Western Europe) is screwed up.
But did Merkel screw up Germany or did a screwed-up Germany elect Merkel (and her party)?
Since the Socialist Democrat ideology of Merkel pervades Europe I would guess that it is a screwed-up Germany that elected Merkel.
Kind of a Chicken or the Egg thing here. But lets hope that they figure out that they messed up soon and save themselves before it is too late.
I was over there on election day, and the German libs are freaking out over Ah-Ef-Day winning 90 seats. I had a great conversation with a jobless lib in a Craft Beer brewery in Berlin. Lots’ of fun. Hysterical.
Rather different story at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/07/greens-scale-back-policy-demands-german-coalition-talks
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