German election 2017 - will it make any difference?

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  1. Range of results of 2x exit poll:

    CDU/CSU: 32.5 - 33.3%

    SPD: 20 - 20.8%

    AFD: 13.2 - 13.5%

    FDP: 10.1 - 10.5%

    Greens: 9.2 - 9.5%

    Die Linke (The Left): 8.9 - 9%


    But will it make any difference to German policy? Noting that SPD have already said that they won't go into coalition with CDU/CSU
     
  2. Sixty

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    Probably not, since CDU/CSU got 33.8% last time.
     
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  3. Sixty

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  4. Yes, it will, because IF these polls are accurate then Merkel has to jump into bed with the Greens and pro-business FDP as nobody will join up with AfD.

    That looks ripe for "differences of opinion" and, of course, the AfD result, if accurate, means there's going to be quite a few upset Germans which could mean problems if things don't go the right way.
     
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  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    The AfD is apparently entitled to seat(s) in the parliament as they got over 13% of the vote. Not sure how many seats, but the first for far right wing groups since 1945!
     
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  6. First time they cleared the 5% threshold, and the party's only 4 years old.

    That's quite a few upset Germans, no matter how anyone tries to spin it.
     
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  7. Another nail in the coffin of simplistic populism
     
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  8. Kin Hell!!

    'Far Right'?????

    Hows about the Nazi salute, or 'Horst Wessel'.

    Sheesh, what a load of ******* crap


    moves along mumbling under his breath........
     
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  9. A democratic victory courtesy of Merkel....
     
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  10. This result is worse for Merkel than the GE result was for Theresa May is it not?
     
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  11. 87 seats on the latest numbers

    CDU 219
    SPD 135
    AFD 87
    FDP 69
     
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  12. I'd like to pull a @Brotherton Lad and say
    It's too early to tell yet. We'll have to wait and see.
     
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  13. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Of course, sorry I have offended your delicate sensibilities.

    The party claim to be centre-right yet this in one of their stances in the German political scene

    Alternative for Germany - Wikipedia

    Read their wiki and while the face of the Party is moderate the undertone certainly does not appear to be.
     
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  14. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    87 seats will give them quite a voice.
     
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