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Inside the Thuringia SPD, a mutiny is prepared by a group around Andreas Bausewein, the mayor of Erfurt, to stop the colaition with the CDU. Will it succeed? At this point, knowing the infinite resourcefulness of the SPD to undercut itself, I doubt anything good will come out of it.
How about a minotiry CDU cabinet?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:06:20 AM EST
How is that something good?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:24:17 AM EST
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Crippled government is good government.

A lesson we are re-leaning in NZ having given the present lot too easy a coalition.

by IdiotSavant on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 05:00:26 PM EST
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Well, I prefer red-red-green to a CDU minority government any time.

In fact, I'd prefer a Grand Coalition to a CDU+FDP minority government any time...

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

by DoDo on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 05:20:46 PM EST
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I am not so sure I'd prefer a Grosse Koalition over Schwartz-Gelb. Grand Coalitions tend to be losing propositions. Both in the polls and on matters of policy. At least a Trefoil Coalition will stab you in the front.

But then, I guess I'm a shock therapist here: Sharp, limited pain as opposed to chronic pain.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:51:58 PM EST
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Well, I prefer red-red-green to a CDU minority government any time.

Absolutely.  But if that (stupidly) isn't possible, a minority government which has to go begging to other parties on every single policy is a fairly good option.

by IdiotSavant on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 05:41:20 PM EST
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