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The gutter press - normally reliable CDU boosters - has been waging a vicious campaign against aid for Greece. So a lot of those people probably (we'll need to see the polling data) stayed away or voted SPD.

Of course, if Merkel had bit the bullet 3 weeks ago, she would have had some breathing room in which to reconcile her disgruntled voters.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Mon May 10th, 2010 at 02:52:25 AM EST
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There are reports that the CDU was hit mostly by abstention, and that in its rural bases.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon May 10th, 2010 at 01:42:23 PM EST
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Yeah, I can see that.

Simply not going to the polls between church and the Sunday skat game in the pub.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Mon May 10th, 2010 at 02:30:13 PM EST
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