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of a renaissance for red-green. I believe I saw a national poll just recently that had red-green beating the pants off every other constellation, including the actual governing "grand" coalition, as people's favorite model. Unfortunately that doesn't mean that SPD and Greens would actually get a plurality of votes together. Not yet, anyway.

But the Bremen elections will have interesting repercussions. The logic of democracy and the logic of power demand that the social-democrats form a coalition with the greens in Bremen. But if they do, they set a clear signal that the days of the grand coalition in Berlin may be numbered. And if they stick with the christian democrats in Bremen in order to avoid sending that signal, the green and the linke will only continue to swell. Pressure, pressure, pressure.

If you can't convince them, confuse them. (Harry S. Truman)

by brainwave on Sun May 13th, 2007 at 07:52:08 PM EST

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