But if the FDP doesn’t win 5% doesn’t that mean SDP is the coalition partner?
Germany has come a long way since the dark days of 1933-45. I wish them well and drink their beer.
Not sure I'd want to see Angela Merkel "romping" in my direction, though.
German is track for a super-low 5% unemployment rate and >$200 billion trade SURPLUS.
Meanwhile, Spain, Portugal and Italy are at 15% unemployment.
In the Euro, the PIIGS pain is Merkel’s gain.
If Merkel has to join with the Socialist Party to form a coalition government, what, really, will have been won?
Merkel’s CDU Party is already center-left on its most “Conservative” day.
Mix in a couple Socialist ministers, and the unstoppable leftward drift of European politics will pick up speed for the next four years.
The German media said her opponent was closing fast and it was a dead heat. The German media probably gets its marching orders from our lame stream media.
“romps” to victory?
As far as I can figure, she was an East German. Probably from Brandenburg or Mechlenburg? I visited all of east Germany last year, they didn’t look like they were starving, and the Trabats are far and few between. Its a new country there. I’ve seen where there were barracks from the early 1900s converted to Condos and new shopping centers popping up everywhere. It shows progress, wish we had someone like that here.
Wow, a dictator won reelection. In other news, Hugo Chavez and Vladamir Putin have also have won elections.
Deutscheland, Deutscheland, Uber alles, Uber alles ...
ALL THAT IS GREEN!!
Congratulations, Frau Merkel!
CDU should form a coalition with the Greens. SDP would have too much power.