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Old 09-18-2005, 01:29 PM   #31
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Old 09-18-2005, 03:07 PM   #32
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what is a fuckin wager man??

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exit polling is amazingly accurate
Except in America, of course.

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This is fascinating....

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe...ion/index.html

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Old 09-18-2005, 04:45 PM   #35
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Yeah, it looks like it's a little up in the air at this moment. The conservatives don't have enough votes for a government.
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:13 PM   #36
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Usual German election. All parties won:
The CDU/CSU because they got the most votes, the SPD because theirs result isn't that bad, the FDP because it has about 10 percent, the Greens, because they got 8 percent, and the Left due to theirs 8 percent.

Funny situation, both Schroeder and Merkel want to become Chancellor, and the only possibility is a great, or grand coalition because the FDP doesn't want to go into coalition with the SPD abd the Greens and also a coalition of CDU, FDP and Greens doesn't seem very likely.

So we will see what the next days bring. I don't hope Angela Merkel becomes chancellor, because she is all but social. She is a physician
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This is fun to watch. Politics and Germany
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:15 PM   #38
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Yes, for us it is a bit of fun to watch America and politics
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That's fun for me too!
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I enjoy following other peoples' politics as well as ours.
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Old 09-19-2005, 03:45 AM   #41
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The BBC correspondent on the German Elections on last night's news:

Due to the nature of the German election system (And trust me, you don't want me to explain it) the post of Chancellor is still being very much contested.

It was something along those lines anyway. I just laughed in spite of myself when he said, "Trust me, you don't want me to explain it".
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Yes, and I can understand why
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:56 PM   #43
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Due to the nature of the German election system (And trust me, you don't want me to explain it) the post of Chancellor is still being very much contested.

I remember the days when I used to think that proportional representation was so much fairer and so much more straightforward than the plurality system. I guess I overlooked the small print that came with it.
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I remember the days when I used to think that proportional representation was so much fairer and so much more straightforward than the plurality system. I guess I overlooked the small print that came with it.
I used to feel this way, too. In fact, I felt that way until I started to read Europeans' posts in FYM complaining about their governments.
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Sooooo, no Jamaica coalition or so it seems, I might be putting my money on CDU/CSU with the SPD.
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