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    You seem to be surprised by all of this; welcome to German coalition politics. It's the way they have engineered the system here....they don't like single parties holding all the power.

    Enjoy the horse-trading over the next few weeks and months. Could be interesting and definitely not 'Strong And Stable'.

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      Enjoy the horse-trading over the next few weeks and months. Could be interesting and definitely not 'Strong And Stable'.
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      Two great results! I wasn't at the game so I'm lying on my bed multi-tasking with a glass of red wine

      By the way, I tried booking into the usual Xmas hotel and they wanted over double the price I've paid for the past 4-5 years this year. Decided to stay at Hotel Du Vin instead.
      Place is covered in Scaffolding and looks a real mess, they are taking the piss, HDV much better, we can meet for a drink or three!
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      People talking about the rise of the far right in Germany but if we had a PR system UKIP would have been 3rd at the last election and with more than 13% of the vote.
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      Place is covered in Scaffolding and looks a real mess, they are taking the piss, HDV much better, we can meet for a drink or three!
      Agree.

      Better cocktails in HDV as well. First ones are on me.
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      People talking about the rise of the far right in Germany but if we had a PR system UKIP would have been 3rd at the last election and with more than 13% of the vote.
      Not sure where you got your stats from Rip Van Winkle.

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      Not sure she's that great after reading this

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      (Assuming the exit polls are right) Being the largest party after three terms in government is pretty impressive and the results once again demonstrate why being the junior partner in a coalition is never going to be a vote winner. Wise of the SPD to explicitly state that they won't be in a coalition with the CDU this time.

      It's now a difficult balancing act for the CDU. They are going to have to be in a coalition with the FDU and I guess the Greens too. That will need an interesting choice of coalition agreements, but should be possible.

      The elephant now actually in the room is the AFD. I would guess the plan will be to mirror what happened to the Swedish Democrats and ignore them - and the pretend they don't exist - but in reality the CDU should be looking to get some of their more reasonable and/or protest voters on board by addressing some of their concerns. Whether that will be possible while in a coalition with the Greens will be the difficult part.

      Will there ever be a Left/Green/Social Democracy coalition? There might be, but we're still a long way from the early 21st century Green/SPD coalitions in terms of votes/seats.
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      Not sure she's that great after reading this

      https://amp.theguardian.com/commenti...-environmental
      Fair comment. I didn't agree with her opposition to same-sex marriage either.
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