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No confidence at the Bundestag

Gerhard Schroeder has lost a confidence motion in the Bundestag, the German Parliament, apparently, just as he had planned. This means that Germany will have early elections – probably in September of this year. It had a lot to do with the recent victory of the Christian Democratics (CDU) in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which was traditionally a strong hold of Herr.Schroeder’s Social Democratic Party (SPD). I for one, was just glad when the NRW elections were over coz they removed the life-size (no, a 10-times life size) cut out of one of the candidates from the path outside my home.

If you don’t follow German politics, heres the low down: the main contestants will be SPD (German Schroeder’s party) vs CDU, led by Angela Merkel – a woman and a physicist. A main point of discussion during the campaigns will be Germany’s high unemployment rate of over 11%. Will Germany have its first woman chancellor in the Sep elections? Only time will tell.

Posted in Catch-all on July 2, 2005

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  1. Madan says

    Keine Frau ordnet Deutschland an. Es ist Königland

  2. surreal says

    Ja, auch Vaterland!

  3. Surya says

    Even Königlands need queens sometime or the other. As Vaterlands need mothers.

    Anyways, I say there will be a coalition РVaterMutterland or K̦nigK̦niginland! Lets wait and see =)

  4. yum yum says


    Who do you think will win?

    yum yum

  5. yum yum says

    I meant which bloc?

  6. Surya says

    Who do you think will win?

    I wouldn’t bet on it, but my guess would be CDU. But will it be an outright win with absolute majority? – seems unlikely.

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