Skip to comments.Angela Merkel wins historic third term in German elections
Posted on 09/22/2013 5:37:50 PM PDT by mandaladon
Angela Merkel vowed that she would deliver more successful years for Germany as exit polls indicated a commanding lead for her party over the main opposition. Angela Merkel is heading for a third term as Germanys chancellor, as exit polls showed she could even be on course for the historic achievement of an absolute majority in the countrys parliament. An early projection by the state broadcaster ARD on Sunday evening showed Mrs Merkels Christian Democrat party (CDU) winning 301 seats in the 598-seat Bundestag, enough to form a government without a coalition partner. Later projections suggested, however, that she could fall just short of an absolute majority. Exit polls and early results put the CDU on 42.5 per cent of the vote, a lead of 17 points over the main opposition. It had been expected that Mrs Merkel would be forced into a grand coalition with her main socialist opponents, the Social Democrats. The early results suggested that she might avoid this. This is a super result, Mrs Merkel, 59, told cheering supporters. We will do all we can in the next four years together to make them successful years for Germany. It is too early to say how we will proceed but today we should celebrate. The last time a party won an outright majority in a German election was in 1957, under the Christian Democrat leader Konrad Adenauer. Another four-year term for Mrs Merkel, would ultimately see her eclipse Margaret Thatcher as the European Unions longest serving female head of government. The eurozone crisis has hit the careers of other European leaders, but not that of the Protestant pastors daughter from East Germany.
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Happy to read this. I like Merkel. How upside down is the world that the USA has one of, if not the, worst world leaders today?
How long is her term? 4 yr?
“Liberal” means something quite different over there.
So not a peep from the MSM about how the hated and feared “austerity” has increased German employment and almost eliminated the German budget deficit? A couple of years ago, the MSM was claiming it would destroy the German economy and Europe to boot.
What does it take for liberals to admit error?
They would be admitting it to their colons.
The left must be gnawing at the rushes. The Euro-media have spent the last week crowing about how Merkel had lost support and was going to have to go into coalition with the Socialists.
I have family over there. They love it. They have made a fortune in industry cause Germany still MAKES things.
That’s because Merkel has warned repeatedly that Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain desperately need to massively overhaul their government and finances to get back on their feet financially.
Excellent point: Why can’t the MSM or lib/progressives admit ‘austerity’ works.
You mean embrace the social market economy?
Do you know what European austerity consists of? Forced raising of taxes at the same time as cutting spending. The social programs sure wouldnt be missed if people were not being put out of jobs (they are being expanded to a certain degree, though). And the bailout loans (they are not grants) have the draconian requirement of continual surrender of national sovereignty, except of course on the part of just one EU country. This is designed to exacerbate the crisis, not solve it. It sure is not in line with US conservative principles.
And take notice that expansion of the central government is always on the agenda.
The systen is working for them. They are making millions of dollars a year. They have vacation homes all over the world. They have hundreds of people working for them worldwide, not just in Germany. Their workforce in Germany is highly educated, and motivated.
Nuclear Advocate Merkel Flips: Says Germany to Quit Nukes by 2022
HUH? DOES THIS MAKE YOU WORRY ABOUT MERK'S CONSERVATIVE BONA FIDES...?
THIS LOOKS LIKE THE 'TURN TAIL AND RUN CHICKIFICATION OF GERMANY' TO ME...
I.E. A LITTLE ACCIDENT HAPPENS THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY IN JAPAN AND LIL' MS. MERCKY TURNS PALE
... THEN SHE TURNS TAIL AND PROCEEDS TO ATTEMPT TO TRASH GERMANY'S ENTIRE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY ...GERMANY'S BEST ENERGY ALTERNATIVE....!
UHH....NU UH.....BABE.... YOU GOTTA GROW A PAIR!...MEN LIKE RONALD REAGAN WOULD NEVER CONSIDER SUCH DISASTRIOUS SILLINESS....MAN UP HONEY...JUST SAYIN'....
Every party in the Bundestag save the quasi-conservative CDU/CSU will be a socialist party.
Without the FDP or AfD in the Bundestag this is a Pyrrhic victory.
The Frau Merkel...yecch!
Big fan of Merkel financial integrity and from her debut as a common sense Christian, I switched a Roth to heavy German stock, just cuz’. Win or lose it, Merkel does it right on debt.
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