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German Elections 2013

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#1401 Panzermann

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 1443 PM

 

And now for the view from neutral Switzerland:

https://www.nzz.ch/i...zung-ld.1494762

We will have interesting times.


Yeah, good review of the arguments for and against. Also points out another factor that may have influenced the board's decision: in 2014, the AfD retroactively struck a candidate from their list for the state elections. The board let it pass at the time, but last year the Saxony State Court found it illegal. So they may have become stricter on formalities.

 

 
could be something as simple as not drinking enough, because the feel of thirst is missing. And has been claimed recently as the reason. My mother was like that. She had to put two tothree bottels of water on the kitchen table and control and force herself to empty them in  the evening to drink enough.

 

Or something more serious. I'll ready my biro for a snap election.  :ph34r:
 

Meanwhile, Merkel Shakes Again. I guess thrice makes it a legitimate topic of worry about the head of government's health. Not that she would be the first chancellor with such issues. Helmut Schmidt had multiple heart attacks and was found passed out in his office several times. He finally got a pacemaker, which was novel enough at the time to make it into the media despite the respect for politicians' privacy.

 
Considering how old Schnmidt became, it was actually advertisement for the manufactureres of such devices.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 1513 PM

Helmut Schmidt had multiple heart attacks and was found passed out in his office several times.

 

By his own admission, he passed out more than a hundred times while in office.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 1424 PM

If there is any truth to this article times in Saxony will become too interesting for Simon Tan.

https://www.tichysei...rozent-wuerden/


Provided the math/guesstimate is close to correct the exclusion of 2/3 of the AfD candidates will result in a state parliament that doesn't even remotely reflect "the will of the voters"*.


*According to the Federal Constitutional Court this 'will of the voters' is what elections are about.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 0525 AM

This just keeps getting better and better.

https://www.achgut.c...d_gefahren_wird

The decision to throw out 2/3 of the AfD candidates was allegedly taken after a debate that lasted three hours. If that's true, it shows that the commission had literally hours of room for interpretation which in turn indicates it was a political hit job by the parties that are going to loose the election.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 0538 AM

That's frankly nonsense, as typical for the Achse des Guten. All that a debate lasting hours shows is that it took hours to debate an issue.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 0610 AM

Considering that the authors used to be a politician with personal experience in this particular field I wouldn't discount his opinion. Especially not based on where he published it. Based on facts or not, who'd publish something that takes the side of the 'evils right wing populists'? Not the MSM.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 0644 AM

*According to the Federal Constitutional Court this 'will of the voters' is what elections are about. 

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Which is why we have the current grand coalition, that nobody wanted. Cue the Tucholsky quote...  :glare:


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