#9863620, By German Elections 2013

  • Deleted user 24 September 2013 09:33:24
    So here are the results:

    Neither the FDP nor AfD managed to cross the 5% hurdle, providing the paradoxical result that whilst the electorate shifted rightwards, the Bundestag shifts leftwards, with the CDU-CSU remaining the only non-left parties in it.

    If the SPD had any political acumen, it would reject Merkel's overtures for a grand coalition and instead create a left-wing government with the Greens and Die Linke. That would certainly be a surprise - but it would probably be better for the SPD, for Germany and for Europe.
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