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A choice of protest

Which will end with a political paradox.

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

BERLIN: The Bundestag election in Germany last Sunday carries two contradictory trends. P? On the one hand, this was a protest election where the wing parties progressed strongly compared to the last election. The market liberalist Liberal Democrats in the FDP are identified as winners and ended up on the bench. 10 percent. But also? the newly formed Left Party The Left. PDS, which is an association of the former communists from the GDR era and a breakaway group from the SPD who have grown tired of? Gerhard Schröder's reform package Agenda 2010, crossed the threshold and ended up in? 8 percent. The two major people's parties – CDU / CSU and SPD – fell sharply.

Paradoxically, the result may nevertheless be a strengthening of the political center.

Of a total of four possible constellations of government in the incomprehensible situation that arose after neither of the Chancellor's candidates obtained a pure majority, the two most likely involve a breach of the traditional divide in German politics.

Either by the Social Democratic Party SPD and the Christian Democratic Party Alliance CDU / CSU forming a government together, or by the FDP joining forces with the Social Democrats and the Greens in a so-called traffic light coalition (according to the "political color codes" in German politics : FDP is yellow, SPD is red and the Greens – yes, that goes without saying).

One of election night's most interesting results overviews showed large differences between. . .

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