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The odds of the Linke joining the CDU to vote them down would seem remote...

Why? They could bet on new elections, or a better offer in another round of coalition talks.

One of the Left Party's designated double-head declared an hour ago that he doesn't support the minority government option, he wants government responsibility for his party. The SPD won't escape its identity crisis, it seems.

A "grand coalition" would surely be suicidal for the SPD.

Unfortunately, being suicidal was the normal mode for the SPD over the past five years...

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

by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 07:53:32 PM EST
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