German Elections




 
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German Elections
 
September 18th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 

Topic: German Elections


German Elections
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/germany_e...NlYwMlJVRPUCUl

Will one of you knowledgable fellows tell me how this guy can lose an election and still stay in power?
September 19th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Looks to me that there has to be a higher margin to claim a mandate which would mean another election. Someone from Germany, help!
September 19th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Re: German Elections


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Originally Posted by Rabs
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/germany_e...NlYwMlJVRPUCUl

Will one of you knowledgable fellows tell me how this guy can lose an election and still stay in power?
european democracy?
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German Elections
September 19th, 2005  
loki
 
The chancellor is elected by the parliament, so its not absolutely necessary that the chancellor is from the largest faction (its the normal case though). If Schroeder could convince the liberals to form a coalition with the socialists and greens (so called stoplight coalition), he could be reelected for chancellor. But thats not going to happen, the Liberals made this clear before and after the vote and they are totally opposed to the policy of the current government.

For the other option, a grand coalition with the christian democrats, its ludicrous to claim the position of chancellor for the smaller party. Probably he was high on cocaine yesterday in the discussion, he interrupted everyone, insulted the moderators and made a complete fool out of himself.