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Aside from the Washington Post US Gulag story, this was news I hoped someone would comment on...so thanks! Can you (or someone) say more about Platzeck? And who is going to replace Munte as Vice-Chancellor?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Wed Nov 2nd, 2005 at 04:40:38 AM EST
That's the fun thing: Münte will stay as Vice-Chancellor(-candidate)! So Stoiber's excuse for resignation from government seems silly.

As for Platzeck, I hope our German crew will supply you with details (especially as I took my time at ET now only because of these two urgent stories - this and the Hungarian), here are two images from his homepage - first Platzeck as he looks now:

Second, Platzeck at the time he gained his popularity, as provincial environment minister in media spotlight during the 1997 catastrophic flood on the Oder river (at the border to Poland):

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Nov 2nd, 2005 at 06:50:57 AM EST
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