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Some media say that Kraft's pre-election rejection of the Left Party was weaker than Ypsilanti's, only amounting to a declaration that the NRW Left Party is a chaotic bunch not ready for government. I thought I read of something more decisive, have to look it up...

In the meantime, let me speculate: if the CDU has some clout, they will try a Grand Coalition by offering the post of PM to the SPD despite coming first.

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

by DoDo on Mon May 10th, 2010 at 02:48:31 PM EST
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That would be the last we ever see of Jürgen.

Earlier today I seem to recall seeing (hearing?) some remark to the effect that Red/Green would try to convince individual Lefties (or maybe a left-leaning FDPer) to switch parties (unfortunately I can't find it again).

They would only need just one...

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 03:00:20 PM EST
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Hehehe, that would be truly ironic: importing the Romanian method to Düsseldorf...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon May 10th, 2010 at 03:03:03 PM EST
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Stefan Reinecke of the taz suggests another possibility, the Israel model: a Grand Coalition, two and a half years with Armin as PM, two and a half years with Kraft. But deems the politica elite not ready for this.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue May 11th, 2010 at 04:23:20 AM EST
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