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I doubt that these elections will bring much surprise. Steinbrück will become vice-chancellor in a grand coalition.
by Katrin on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 06:33:53 AM EST
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And so the SPD will be destroyed as a fighting force for the following elections, which Merkel will win. Then she will lead a Black-Green coalition until 2021.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 06:50:02 AM EST
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Unless the aliens come and take her back to her home planet.

They can have Paul Ryan back while they're at it.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:22:42 AM EST
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the SPD will be destroyed, period.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:45:38 AM EST
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The SPD will move to the right, which should strengthen Die Linke, unless Die Linke fucks it up terribly (sigh. It's not improbable). This will not kill the SPD, though. The example of Hamburg has proved that a black and green coalition is a disaster for both partners (and for the city). We won't see a repetition of that, I think. More likely grand coalitions forever.
by Katrin on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 08:03:15 AM EST
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