Germany has voted, numbers are still unclear, but the Center left

has pulled ahead.
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Yanis Varoufakis: Angela Merkel Was Bad for Europe and the World

The article is worth a read.

oh, oh ...

Angela Merkel casually engineered a humanitarian crisis in my country to camouflage the bailout of quasi-criminal German bankers.

I have to go back and watch German TV's coverage of the election results. Sorry. Have a good Sunday all.

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mimi

now on to read and listen.

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NYCVG

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be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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Iconic Moments of Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Sputnik has selected the best photos of the outgoing chancellor, showing the most remarkable moments of Merkel's long and eventful political life.
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@CB I LOL'd at #4 and #11.

Conspicuously missing, however, is The Classic....

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We live in a society in which "we live in a society" is considered a subversive and vaguely-threatening statement.

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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Smile

Would be nice if all would be quiet for a while.

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Will be interesting if Social Democrats ally with the Greens who seemed to be the most Russophobic party in election.

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Will be interesting if Social Democrats ally with the Greens who seemed to be the most Russophobic party in election.

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Like in the USA?

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness
not on the psrty, I would say.

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Are there still votes being tallied? Do you think Linke could add .1% more?

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@janis b
as a party did not add enough to get into the Bundestag. I am so tired, more important are the AfD votes. I fear a huge division among the Germans about them. I hate them with a passion. And I am completely done with election-watching. All I see is chaos.

I will emigrate to NZ ... Smile

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@mimi
worse than the Northern Hemisphere? (Larger water to land ratio?)

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@mimi  
The 5% cutoff is suspended if at least three of a party’s candidates running in the individual districts win their districts.

Die Linke seems to have achieved this, so they’re in.

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@lotlizard
"Grundmandatsklausel im Bundeswahlgeset".

Nach dieser Klausel erhalten Parteien, die mindestens drei Direktmandate gewinnen, so viele Sitze, wie es ihrem Zweitstimmenanteil entspricht - und dies eben auch, wenn sie unter fünf Prozent geblieben sind

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I was not able to explain this in English and have not enough knowledge about our complicated election laws altogether.

I would be happy if you could chime in and explain it.

How are you? I hope your healh status is improving.

All the best.

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@lotlizard

I had read about the policy that includes them in the Bundestag. It's not that different from how parliament works here.

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@mimi

You know that you'd be welcome. You would be an asset to NZ.

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