Sunday, September 18, 2005

Can Gerd Hold?

The Beeb reports from Berlin:
The Christian Democrats (CDU) won 35.2% of the vote, or 225 seats, against 34.3% for Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD).
Three seats separate the main parties.... It might just be grand coalition time.

And though they technically lost, the SPD won. They beat back the polls and expectations that predicted a CDU landslide and brought the result that counts to near-parity. And they hold the balance of power in the new Bundestag.



Blogger Marco, Trumphalistic Papist said...

What a shame the CDU didn't do better. The SPD's economic policies are killing the German economy. What's their unemployment rate now, 11%? If they agree on a "grand coalition," look for gridlock the next few years. A stalemate like this can only hurt the rest of the Continent. It looks like Angela should start perusing the classifieds pretty soon.

19/9/05 03:10  
Blogger the Savage said...

"And though they technically lost, the SPD won."

I bet you think that Al Gore won the 2000 election, though he technically lost.

20/9/05 11:15  

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