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  • First prognosis for election result looks bad

    Posted by Ralf Goergens on September 18th, 2005 (All posts by )

    Christian Democrats get the most votes at 35.5 to 37 %

    Social Democrats 33 or 34 %

    Free Democrats 10.5 %

    Greens 8.5 %

    ‘Left’ 7.5 to 8.5 %

    Even worse, the first extrapolation on the first results bear that out.

    Very bad news, no matter which possible coalition will govern – Grand coalition or Red-Left-Green – won’t push the urgently needed reforms through. It seems that my dear compatriots aren’t in enough pain yet.


    3 Responses to “First prognosis for election result looks bad”

    1. Lex Says:

      No, Ralf, VERY bad news would have been a Schroeder victory. This is just plain old bad news.

    2. Ralf Goergens Says:

      He’s still trying to hold on by taking in the Free Democrats as a third party into a new coalition, rather tha forming a granbd coalition with the Christian Democrats as the stronger partner.

      I’m sure that he won’t succeed, but this all a bit much.

    3. incognito Says:

      Ach! You’d think with 11% unemployment the Germans would give change a try. Apparently not.