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Would the centrists in the SPD realise their conservative-ness, there would be no reason left for them to not join the CDU or the FDP...
Political parties represent patronage networks as much as they do ideologies.

The SPD centrist leadership wouldn't join the CDU or FDP patronage networks at a high enough rank.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:07:53 AM EST
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Don't bet on it -- remember Jack Lang.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:24:43 AM EST
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It's more about Kouchner, Besson, Hirsch, Amara. They got promoted when joining the UMP, unlike Lang, Rocard, who didn't really get important positions...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:36:29 AM EST
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That's because Sarkozy does run his party like a private firm...

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:41:17 AM EST
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