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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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