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I would say that the behaviour described here by the SPD is consistent with the will to occupy office

I don't see how.

  1. Whether Grand Coalition or red-red-green, the SPD would have been part of the government in Thuringia; what's more, only in the red-red-green wersion would they have had the PM post -- that wasn't what Matschie's choice was about.

  2. Just like in the federal government, the SPD as junior partner in a Grand Coalition would stand to lose votes. No offices then, especially if the CDU can exchange them for the FDP (as happened in the federal government, as well as Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein states).

  3. What Matschie orchestrates doesn't look like an intention to stand free - more like only pretending to consider one of the two options and then pretending that the other side was responsible for the dissing of that option.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 05:00:38 PM EST
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