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Of course, for a party barely passing the 5% limit that goes against the popular will of electing off the incumbents, the move is still a very risky one. It is still possible that they will destroy themselves like the SPD did in the federal Grand Coalition, or as I expect the Thuringia SPD to do in the upcoming Grand Coalition there.

One of the things that did the SPD in was their failure to draw lines in the sand. If the Greens are smart, they will be willing to pull the plug on that coalition if the trefoil parties try to embrace them to death.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Oct 12th, 2009 at 05:19:42 PM EST

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