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I can't find that news in any English-language source, not DW, not The Local, nowhere.

This is a change of majority, presumably : CDU/FDP replaced by SPD/Grunen?


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by eurogreen on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:11:26 PM EST
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Really? Are you saying that ET is not a news source. or that it isn't in English?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:28:42 PM EST
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I had just spent ten minutes or so trawling the internets for the information, came back empty-handed and found the news here.

If I had waited a few more minutes, I suppose Google would have brought me here.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:35:53 PM EST
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It did make it to the Washington Times with the title "Merkel surviving German voting despite setbacks". How long will in take until 3% for the FDP becomes "survival"?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:52:02 PM EST
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Somewhat allied question, How long before Die Linke cannot be kept out of government?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:54:11 PM EST
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Though that article is referring to last week's Mecklenburg-Vorpommern disaster, which was a Landtag vote.

and to AT, Die Linke is in some disarray, and not looking able to capitalize on the current situation. With exceptions.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 01:12:38 PM EST
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You're right. I assumed that the date of the newspaper was the date of the news...
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 01:19:49 PM EST
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No, if i read your question correctly. These are all local elections, with the totals i gave being the aggregate. So in some places the guard changed, but the CDU still had the most aggregate votes.

What's important is the aggregate ascendency of the Greens, the well-earned descent and despondence of the yellow FDP, and the ability of the Pirates to have 18 seats in various locals.

Then again, as a prediction of the future, Red-Green is looking exceptionally strong, nearing 50% together. (for the State elections in two years.)

So then, yes, to the other side of your question.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:33:58 PM EST
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Thank you. I had understood that these were both local elections and Landtag elections. So it was a stupid question.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:40:21 PM EST
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Crazy Horse:
and the ability of the Pirates to have 18 seats in various locals

I count more then 18 here:

Piratenpartei Niedersachsen | Klarmachen zum Ändern! : Kommunalwahl 2011

Ergebnisse der KWNDS11

Actually, Piraten had already summed it up in Piratenwiki

Mandate in Landtagen und Kommunalen Parlamenten
Niedersachsen   voraussichtlich ca. 59

Which more then doubles the total local seats of Piratenpartei Deutschland. Now Sunday's state election in Berlin will be very interesting, I've heard they've polled above the 5% limit there.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 03:34:20 PM EST
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Sorry, i must have only had our region up on the screen at the time. That was 18, in the Kommune surrounding Bremen from Oldenburg to Cuxhaven.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Mon Sep 12th, 2011 at 04:16:44 PM EST
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Around 1% statewide. Quite astonishing, if you consider its a local election and that they didn#t put candidates in every county.
by IM on Wed Sep 14th, 2011 at 09:42:33 AM EST
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