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    my simple understanding of German politics is that Merkel is leader because people cant abide the alternatives. not so say there aren't capable other just none that can amass sufficient support. and CDU will still be the largest party after any election, so unless they recover a lot of seats, and not at the expense of FDP, they'll in the same position.
    This is correct, according to my Frankfurt-based cousin and her German husband.
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    Calderon is the type of guy that if your daughter married, you would worry that she was not good enough for him.

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      anyone inviting a load of strangers into the country eventually gets what they ask for I would imagine
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      Calderon is the type of guy that if your daughter married, you would worry that she was not good enough for him.
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      “It is better not to govern than to govern badly.” - what an incredibly refreshing and honest approach. No 1bn pound bribes, no power-at-any-cost and no sneaky manouvers driven by self-serving desires. Days like today give me hope about politics.

      So, my prediction is a re-election, CDU and a rebooted SDP coalition to govern and more of the good times we had for the past 12 years. Oh, and Germany to win the World Cup.

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      “It is better not to govern than to govern badly.” - what an incredibly refreshing and honest approach. No 1bn pound bribes, no power-at-any-cost and no sneaky manouvers driven by self-serving desires. Days like today give me hope about politics.

      So, my prediction is a re-election, CDU and a rebooted SDP coalition to govern and more of the good times we had for the past 12 years. Oh, and Germany to win the World Cup.

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      ...So, my prediction is a re-election, CDU and a rebooted SDP coalition to govern and more of the good times we had for the past 12 years..
      either that or the AfD sweep to power on a wave of something unpleasant?
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      “It is better not to govern than to govern badly.” - what an incredibly refreshing and honest approach. No 1bn pound bribes, no power-at-any-cost and no sneaky manouvers driven by self-serving desires. Days like today give me hope about politics.

      So, my prediction is a re-election, CDU and a rebooted SDP coalition to govern and more of the good times we had for the past 12 years. Oh, and Germany to win the World Cup.

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      So, it’s NOTHING to do with the fact the they couldn’t agree nothing. If this was the UK, you’d be saying how pathetic it is that they can’t sort out a coalition, but when it’s in Germany it’s suddenly inspiring (because it suits you to portray there as the Land Of Milk And Honey and the UK as a basket-case).

      A bit more humility and acceptance that (as per usual ), your understanding of events is wrong would maybe be sensible.
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      either that or the AfD sweep to power on a wave of something unpleasant?
      This is the German establishments fear. They were close to be the second party last-time round and the last thing the CSU/CDU/SDP want is AfD as the official opposition.

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      If this was the UK, you’d be saying how pathetic it is that they can’t sort out a coalition, but when it’s in Germany it’s suddenly inspiring (because it suits you to portray there as the Land Of Milk And Honey and the UK as a basket-case).
      Are you suggesting I’m biased?
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      “It is better not to govern than to govern badly.” - what an incredibly refreshing and honest approach. No 1bn pound bribes, no power-at-any-cost and no sneaky manouvers driven by self-serving desires. Days like today give me hope about politics.

      So, my prediction is a re-election, CDU and a rebooted SDP coalition to govern and more of the good times we had for the past 12 years. Oh, and Germany to win the World Cup.

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      Be interesting to see what really does happen but your record for political predictions isn't particularly great ** cough, 7 points **
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      Are you suggesting I’m biased?
      No, not at all. You consistently try try to show how stupid you are on here, and to be fair to you.....you have succeeded.
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