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So, summarizing, all those three notable regional elections had Die Linke on the rise, and for all three Die Linke has been ultimately shunned in coalition formation?

No, the third on 30 August was Saxony, where the CDU remained dominant, but could replace the SPD with the FDP as coalition partner (foreshadowing what happened in the federal elections).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Oct 12th, 2009 at 07:09:23 AM EST
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Did you write on the one about Saxony as well? I'm curious how well Die Linke (and the Greens) did in the Saxony region...
by Nomad on Mon Oct 12th, 2009 at 09:17:47 AM EST
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We had an open thread on these three elections. The greens gained a bit in the parliament in Saxony. More notable was that they got into the parliament in Thuringia. They're getting closer to regaining representation across all states (only Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern left to take).

The left party held stable in Saxony and Thuringia, they only had gains in Saarland.

After these state elections, there were two more on the day of the federal elections -- in Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein. In Brandenburg the greens (and FDP) got into the parliament, and the left held steady. In Schleswig-Holstein the left got into parliament and the greens gained a lot - but their gains were proportional to the SPD's losses.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Mon Oct 12th, 2009 at 10:21:06 AM EST
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The greens ... getting closer to regaining representation across all states (only Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern left to take).

Same for Left Party: Bavaria, Baden-Württenberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Northrhine-Westphalia.

Same for FDP: Hamburg.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Oct 12th, 2009 at 12:24:09 PM EST
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