Will Schroeder Survive?

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    This is a good result for Germany. Schroeder, Fischer, SPD, and the Greens, have been an economic disaster for Germany. They used anti-Americanism as a ticket to previous poll victories. The CDU is no panacea, but at least the Socialists are out.
     
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    Agreed. If the folks at Medienkritik are any indication, he will not survive. :banana2:
     
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    http://medienkritik.typepad.com/blog/2005/05/schroeders_soci.html

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    How will this affect Germany's potential ratification of the EU Constitutional Treaty? Will the ratification process go forward before or after the elections? It is unfortunate that the German electorate is not permitted to vote in a referendum as the French and Dutch electorates. If the SPD is ousted and a CDU gains power, will that increase or decrease the chance of ratification of the EU Constitutional Treaty?
     
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    To all of those, I haven't a clue. Perhaps PE will read and respond?
     
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    they already ratified it with 96% in the lower house.

    There is no real opposition to the EU treaty within the legislature.
     
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    Thanks for that!
     
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    There is the option of a vote of no confidence. If Schroeder tells
    members of his party to vote against him in a vote of confidence
    on the government.

    In 1982 Kohl did something similar. The Constitutional Court ok'd the results
    and gave a once but never again type of ok.

    The opposition parties FDP and CDU have said they are looking
    forward to an early election. Technically the German constitution does
    not give any options for that.

    But I would assume they ll work something out. :cof:
     
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    sorry for rambling on but this bombshell opens some other options
    for the German parliamentary system.

    The CDU/FPD opposition nearly has 2/3 of the upper house votes and in
    the next round of state elections could get the last 4 votes they
    need to have an absolute majority in the upper house. March 26, 2006
    is that date when this could happen.

    Combine that with an early election and you might see some sweeping
    changes in Germany. (Or you might not but I hope they ll do something with
    the power while they have it)

    What the SPD under Schroeder expects to gain from an early election
    is a mystery to me.
     

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