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Well, Joschka Fischer, the unofficial head of the Greens and our vice chancellor, has been ranting a lot about the new Left Party and especially its head Lafontaine.  Today he said in a Spiegel interview "This party may do everything, except govern."  On the whole the Greens haven't protested much about the Left Party and are focussing on their own strategy.  It would be ironic to protest to much, though, considering their own history.

Curiously the unions and their spokes-persons have largely been welcoming the new party to the landscape and Bsirske, head of the largest union ver.di has said that "he's curious how things will develop."  He mentioned the effects on the SPD which has specified its program and the Greens which are profiling themselves more as a modern left party.

(Spiegel, German only)

by hesk on Sun Jul 24th, 2005 at 01:54:45 PM EST
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