Hi there, today was the election for Germanys Parlament. The Conservative CDU (roughly equivalent to McCain like Republicans) came out on top with 33.6%, together with the FDP (Libertarian, at least they say so) going strong at 15%. With 23% the left center SPD got their worst result ever. Most of their losses went towards the Green Party and the left party who got 10 and 12 % repectivly. Both the fascist NPD and the Libertarian/Civil Rights Pirate Party did not made the 5% boundary. The results are not final, but strongly indicate a shift to the right. Given the fact that the SPD totally betrayed its elective potential by backing Neo-Liberal reforms, the outcome is hardly suprising.