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  •  It's not an American election (2+ / 0-)
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    betelgeux, MichaelNY

    but I'm really starting to get worried about the German federal election this summer.  For a long while it looked like the junior coalition partner, the Free Democrats would fall below the threshold and that the Social Democrats and Greens would be strongly favored to form a coalition, but now it's looking like the Free Democrats will stay in parliament and the Left and the Pirate party might siphon off enough support to allow Merkel to hang on.

    It's such a shame that those Merkel's government has hurt the most in the European periphery won't have any chance to vote her out.  She's also lucky that the bar for Worst German Leader in History is set to high...

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

    by sawolf on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:03:56 AM PST

    •  It still never looked likely that Merkel would go (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, bumiputera

      She's still very popular in Germany, however destructive her policies regarding the Eurozone have been in the periphery. Polls have almost never had a SPD-Green coalition with enough support for a government, so most of the speculation has been on another Grand Coalition between the CDU/CSU and the SPD  (led by Merkel) or maybe a CDU/CSU-Green coalition.

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