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Politics German Election 2009

Aldo_Anything

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Avatar: 32555 2012-03-02 18:18:54 -0500
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On this very Sunday, Germany elects a new Bundestag. It is our Parliament. For the last 4 years, we had a “gro├če Koalition” which means, the two traditionally biggest parties form a coalition. This has happened before, in the late 1960’s. Since then, this model has the image of an emergency case.

Let me tell you something about the funny side of proportional representation!

With now 5 parties in the Bundestag, it has become quite hard to find majorities. It is very likely that the CDU, party of Chancellor Merkel, will win the election, but they need a partner. They want the FDP, liberal democrats who tend to be too liberal when it comes to ethics in economy. On the other hand, they are not liberal enough to even talk to other parties about possible coalitions. That’s the main problem of the SPD, minority partner in the recent great coalition. The social democrats nearly lost their complete left wing to newly founded Linkspartei, led by former SPD boss Lafontaine.

Only together with the Green Party and the Linkspartei the SPD could form a majority. The other problem besides the FDP is, the SPD promised not to worh together with the Linkspartei, at least under the current party leaders.

So the only remaining question for this Sunday is, will the conservatives (CDU / FDP) obtain a majority?

If not, some interesting alternatives await us:

SPD
FDP
GREENS – the so called Traffic Jam Coalition

CDU
FDP
GREENS – Jamaica Coalition or Black Traffic Light Coalition

SPD
GREENS
Linkspartei – Deep Red

I really hope for a left majority, but have my doubts. Most likely we’ll get another 4 years of a great coalition, which is not the worst in times like these. Eventually it will collapse and open up for new possibilities within two years.

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Cheins Sanch-
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Avatar: 64305 2010-01-24 16:17:15 -0500
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[The Airship]

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Better than a two party system that will never ever change.

man-man

Avatar: 156485 2010-01-24 16:36:14 -0500
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It’s also better than a many-party system where your choices are a bunch of ****ers lying about their principles, a bunch of ****ers who no longer have any principles, a 3rd party that never actually wins, and a profusion of tiny single-issue parties that wouldn’t know what to do if they ever won more than a handful of seats.

If weren’t for the third party I’d just have empty-quoted Cheins… as far as actually controlling the country goes, it’s a 2 party system and those 2 parties are about as bad as each other. I think the one currently in charge needs to have some time spent in opposition to remind the of the idea that abusing power means they lose it, unfortunately the current opposition are also terrible. Really would be nice if Party #3 had a hope in hell of carrying it off for once.

(Imaginary Points go to anyone who knows which party I’m referring to at each point in the above)

-MLF-

Avatar: 83146 Sun Jan 18 18:56:12 -0500 2009
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man-man Posted:

If weren’t for the third party I’d just have empty-quoted Cheins… as far as actually controlling the country goes, it’s a 2 party system and those 2 parties are about as bad as each other. I think the one currently in charge needs to have some time spent in opposition to remind the of the idea that abusing power means they lose it, unfortunately the current opposition are also terrible. Really would be nice if Party #3 had a hope in hell of carrying it off for once.

(Imaginary Points go to anyone who knows which party I’m referring to at each point in the above)

The Canadian system? With the 3rd party being the NDP?

-MLF- edited this message on 09/27/2009 8:28AM

Daniel Plain-
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Avatar: 88291 Thu Apr 23 15:39:59 -0400 2009
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man-man Posted:

It’s also better than a many-party system where your choices are a bunch of ****ers lying about their principles, a bunch of ****ers who no longer have any principles, a 3rd party that never actually wins, and a profusion of tiny single-issue parties that wouldn’t know what to do if they ever won more than a handful of seats.

If weren’t for the third party I’d just have empty-quoted Cheins… as far as actually controlling the country goes, it’s a 2 party system and those 2 parties are about as bad as each other. I think the one currently in charge needs to have some time spent in opposition to remind the of the idea that abusing power means they lose it, unfortunately the current opposition are also terrible. Really would be nice if Party #3 had a hope in hell of carrying it off for once.

(Imaginary Points go to anyone who knows which party I’m referring to at each point in the above)

England… Tories are lying about their principles, Labour don’t have any principles, and the Libdems are the fabulous persons who don’t win anything.

Chawin

Avatar: 146808 2012-12-30 22:05:41 -0500
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Daniel Plainview Posted:

England… Tories are lying about their principles, Labour don’t have any principles, and the Libdems are the fabulous persons who don’t win anything.

fun fact: the monster raving loony party have their offical meetings at the pub just up the road from me i saw about 15 of them last night

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Avatar: 174541 2012-01-02 15:34:06 -0500

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Lol, we have to choose between a conservative robot male reproductive organpuppet and a yankee liberal who hasn’t lived in canada for about 34 years up until trying to topple the current government. we also have the socialist new democrats, who are run by an bumhole who will never get elected, and the conservative greens who no one really cares about even though they have a relatively sane leader, even for a politician.

tl;dr wacky politics in canada lol.

edit: also the only political advertisements on television you ever see are attack ads.

I spoil my ballots because with ^ this kind of **** there is no one worth voting for.

Melanin-Enhanced Individual edited this message on 09/27/2009 10:28AM

Aldo_Anything

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Avatar: 174541 2012-01-02 15:34:06 -0500

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Aldo_Anything Posted:

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which ones the union?

Chawin

Avatar: 146808 2012-12-30 22:05:41 -0500
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Scared of death

idk anything bout german politics but ‘the union’ sounds p ****ing scary

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Avatar: 174541 2012-01-02 15:34:06 -0500

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nvm they’re the conservative party of sorts lol

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lolbronnih

Avatar: 103335 2010-01-24 16:16:08 -0500
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kinda looks like martha stewart while stirring

Daniel Plainview Posted:

England… Tories are lying about their principles, Labour don’t have any principles, and the Libdems are the fabulous persons who don’t win anything.

yeah i reckon that’s the ticket.. david cameron is a gimicky male reproductive organ.. hug a hoodie anyone? lolwhut

gordon brown.. ha. he contradicts himself once a week

and the lib dem man.. most people don’t know his name (nick clegg lolimanerd) they should win.. but they aren’t media-friendly enough like the conservatives are atm

Aldo_Anything

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Avatar: 32555 2012-03-02 18:18:54 -0500
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ChilePepino

Avatar: 101005 2010-01-24 16:17:40 -0500
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[Full of SbumSS]

Level 35 Permanoob

Well, spf357 really rocks.

what do you have against gay politicians, they look like nice guys.

mterek

Avatar: 192622 2009-09-24 16:39:01 -0400
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[mahjong]

Level 69 Re-Re

$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$

I support the pirates I guess. Too bad about the loss!

ChilePepino

Avatar: 101005 2010-01-24 16:17:40 -0500
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[Full of SbumSS]

Level 35 Permanoob

Well, spf357 really rocks.

Also lol at whatever country complaining about their politics when they are actually 1st world coutries, sigh.

Aldo_Anything

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ChilePepino Posted:

what do you have against gay politicians, they look like nice guys.

Nothing in gerneral, but he’s a neoliberal babbler. Are there any other homosexual politicians currently active for a bigger country?

ChilePepino

Avatar: 101005 2010-01-24 16:17:40 -0500
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Well, spf357 really rocks.

Aldo_Anything Posted:

Nothing in gerneral, but he’s a neoliberal babbler. Are there any other homosexual politicians currently active for a bigger country?

not to my knowledge.

Aldo_Anything

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The mayor of Berlin is homosexual. He may get a chance to become Chancellor in four years.

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