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Traffic light, the announced probable outcome, will be a disaster for Europe and... for the planet.

The FDP will die in the trenches fighting for reduced budget deficits and borrowing, which will sink any concrete possibility of a (necessarily debt-financed) real Energiewende.

The FDP is lukewarm at best on global warming, big on gas, nuclear and the internal combustion engine lobby. Nothing good will come of that.

Sadly, the SDP lacks the internal fortitude to govern with a left majority.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Sep 29th, 2021 at 01:00:36 PM EST
However, they are the smallest of the three presumed coalition members. They may have nuisance power, but how much is it going to matter?

Here, we could insert a line about extremely contentious political traditions in France as opposed to consensus driven political traditions in Germany. Actually, looking back at the Merkel years, kicking the can down the road seems to be the most likely default option...

by Bernard on Wed Sep 29th, 2021 at 06:51:00 PM EST
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