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Merkel allies win in Bavaria a week before German election
Reuters ^ | 09/15/2013 | Christian Hetzner

Posted on 09/15/2013 2:50:29 PM PDT by goldstategop

Angela Merkel's allies swept to victory in a state election in Bavaria on Sunday, regaining the absolute assembly majority they lost in 2008 and providing a show of conservative strength for the chancellor a week before Germany goes to the polls.

The Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), won 49 percent according to TV projections, putting them back more firmly in the saddle of the prosperous southern state they have governed for 56 years.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; bavariaelection; breaking; cdu; conservatism; csu; germany; merkel
Bavaria is Germany's bellwether state. The Christian Social Union - the sister Bavarian party to the Christian Democratic Union - regained its legislative majority in the conservative southern German state.

It indicates the Christian Democrats should win the federal election next Sunday.

1 posted on 09/15/2013 2:50:29 PM PDT by goldstategop
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Well, that’ll just solve everything. ;’)

Thanks goldstategop.

2 posted on 09/15/2013 3:22:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: goldstategop

Merkel? Conservative?


3 posted on 09/15/2013 3:46:55 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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The SPD are the social democrats - the main leftist party in Germany along with Die Linke - the former East German Communists.

Free Democrats are a classical liberal party.

4 posted on 09/15/2013 4:04:49 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I had to look this up.
Yea the communist SPD also references “The Third Way”.
Sounds very similar to The Third Way being promoted in the USA.

5 posted on 09/16/2013 8:12:54 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Zathras

Of course, the “Third Way” originally referred to fascism.

6 posted on 09/17/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT by dangus
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