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#1141 BansheeOne

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 1145 AM

Also:

 

Greek elections: New Democracy 'on course for majority'

 
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Greece's opposition party New Democracy are set to win the country's snap general election, exit polls suggest.

 

Led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the centre-right party is projected to defeat Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party.

 

New Democracy is forecast to win 38-42% of the vote, while Syriza is projected to win 26.5-31.5%.

 

That would give New Democracy an outright majority, as the winner receives 50 extra seats in parliament.

 

The first official results are expected later on Sunday evening.

 

The exit poll, conducted jointly on behalf of several Greek broadcasters, also predicted that the far-right Golden Dawn party and the nationalist pro-Russian Greek Solution were both close to the 3% minimum needed to enter parliament.

 

MeRA25, the left-wing party of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, was also projected to just exceed the electoral threshold.

 

The centre-left Movement for Change was predicted to win 6-8%, vying with the Communist Party's projected 5-7% share.

 

Prime Minister Tsipras, who swept to power in 2015, called the elections after suffering defeat in the local and European votes in May.

 

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https://www.bbc.com/.../world-48902766


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Posted Yesterday, 02:28 PM

Well, the European Parliament just confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as next Commission president, if rather narrowly at 383 of 747 votes.Still somewhat surprising she made it at the first go given all the animosities between institutions, nations and parties in the European elections' aftermath. Apparently she won over most of the Social Democrats even though the German SPD members vowed not to vote for her; conversely, the Green group said they didn't support her, but the German Greens did.
 
Reports suggest that health minister Jens Spahn is frontrunner to become next German defense minister if he's stupid enough to take the job. Well, it could be worse. Maybe.

ETA: Or by latest reports, it's gonna be CDU head Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, despite earlier claims that she declined.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:38 PM

Spahn as the health minister seems to get shit done™ - for better or for worse is still an open question of course, but he seems to more more than most predecessors. So I'd kinda like him to stay where he is, and be it just to face the consequences (or reap the benefits) of his current decisions.

 

AKK as defense minister... welllll......... I suppose she deserves a chance.

Looks like Merkel no longer likes her.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:47 PM

So what/who does Germany consider its main military threat?


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Posted Yesterday, 04:56 PM

Depends on who you ask, in Germany.

 

Me? Russia.

 

Lefty McFruitloop? USA (or Israel. Or both. But it's not about Jews. Just the evil Zionists that are also ruling the US. Even though Trump is an antisemite. Which just proves how clever they are.)

 

Officially: "Germany has no enemies but is committed to NATO", or something along those lines.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:08 PM

Depends on who you ask, in Germany.

 

Me? Russia.

 

Lefty McFruitloop? USA (or Israel. Or both. But it's not about Jews. Just the evil Zionists that are also ruling the US. Even though Trump is an antisemite. Which just proves how clever they are.)

 

Officially: "Germany has no enemies but is committed to NATO", or something along those lines.

 

You forgt  "encircled by friends!"


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Posted Yesterday, 06:10 PM

Well, the European Parliament just confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as next Commission president, if rather narrowly at 383 of 747 votes.Still somewhat surprising she made it at the first go given all the animosities between institutions, nations and parties in the European elections' aftermath. Apparently she won over most of the Social Democrats even though the German SPD members vowed not to vote for her; conversely, the Green group said they didn't support her, but the German Greens did.
 
Reports suggest that health minister Jens Spahn is frontrunner to become next German defense minister if he's stupid enough to take the job. Well, it could be worse. Maybe.

ETA: Or by latest reports, it's gonna be CDU head Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, despite earlier claims that she declined.

 

UvdL promised more "gender equality" and a "green deal" and the social democrats fell for this.


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