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Gotta love media spin. Popped over to the FAZ (excellent but very conservative daily for those unfamiliar with Germany). This is how they describe the situation:

title: Red Green voted out, no majority black green - ok fair enough.

The Union has become the strongest political force in the Bundestag but according to projections failed to reach its 2002 total. The SPD lost a lot of ground...

All true of course. But the big news on this electoral evening is the stunningly poor performance of the Union.

by MarekNYC on Sun Sep 18th, 2005 at 02:08:58 PM EST

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