Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
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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