by Crazy Horse
Tue May 24th, 2011 at 07:01:35 PM EST
Nothing changed really, so there's not much to report. In fact, the SPD has remained in power since the last war ended. The past few times with Greens. Sure, Bremen's broke, but who isn't? Not much noteworthy, 'cept a few historical wrinkles, so no need to read on.
Unless you're interested in some "interesting trends."
bremen's only got 500,000 or so voters, comprising one old Hansa League city (the first) and one harbor built in sorta modern times, which happens to be the center of the German offshore wind industry. so it's not like the Green's gaining the government in Porsche/BMV country. Still...
This is the first time in post-war history that the Greens out-polled the scheiss CDU, Merkel's macht Spielzug. 23-20, or so. Not attributable to global climate disaster, oder?
Can't remember if The Left lost a bit, but they just crossed into being almost NOT represented. (i mean not as in no, not Not as in the german word emergency, which they share with the FDP.)
Der Spiegel's "business friendly" FDP didn't make the cut, polling less than 3%, which caused a few "serious" glasses to be raised post results. The local Party leader has already resigned, but it's not like he had anything to work with.
My impression of the Bremen vote made me feel really good, though i can't put my finger on why, Not counting auf wiedersehen (nicht wirklich, because i hope i never see them again, and not just because my uncle was a heavyweight) FDP, don't slam the door on the way out.
So actually, there's not much to report, except Yes.
Told you not to read on.