The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
In most countries (I'm open to counter-examples) a president is expected to be above the fray of party politics. If picking a sitting minister is a serious possibility, then it's clearly not a consideration in Germany
We would expect them to switch to presidential mode the moment they are elected. If they don't manage that, we could try to force them to resign. By the way, all our presidents with only one exception were catastrophes.
And I have no idea why the SPD or Grünen would contribute to electing a CDU partisan
Because they can't dream of a majority without Die Linke. And a coalition with Die Linke is impossible because all members of that party are dirty and stink, and are stalinists, and eat babies for breakfast. So, Greens OR SPD can form a coalition with the CDU but not with each other.
That would be Heinemann?
On the other hand, I have no idea if the amnesia of both father and son was a deliberate ploy, or a shared state of denial.
When I say it makes no difference to the case, I meant the case whether Richard von W should be president again. He shouldn't (quite apart from his advanced age).
by Frank Schnittger - May 23 25 comments
by gmoke - May 19 5 comments
by redstar - May 12 18 comments
by redstar - May 14 16 comments
by redstar - May 6 50 comments
by talos - Apr 29 49 comments
by Frank Schnittger - May 2325 comments
by gmoke - May 195 comments
by redstar - May 1416 comments
by redstar - May 1218 comments
by redstar - May 650 comments
by In Wales - May 31 comment
by Luis de Sousa - May 113 comments
by gmoke - Apr 292 comments
by talos - Apr 2949 comments
by ManfromMiddletown - Apr 245 comments