Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I'm more and more confident that the SPD will come up tops tonight, even without that final seat in Dresden. We'll see. The thing is, most of the districts that are still counting are going for the SPD, so their share can basically only grow from here on out. Alas, it won't be enough for a continuation of the red-green coalition. So if my prediction is borne out, Schroeder will be commissioned with forming a new government, but his only options are "traffic lights" (SPD-FDP-Greens) or "elephant wedding" (SPD-CDU), with the latter the far more likely scenario. Too bad for Joshka Fischer and the Greens :-( They really don't deserve this. Easily ninety percent of the old government's screw-ups were the SPD's fault, IMO.

If you can't convince them, confuse them. (Harry S. Truman)
by brainwave on Sun Sep 18th, 2005 at 05:34:01 PM EST
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