MERKEL MUSS WEG!?? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

MERKEL MUSS WEG!??

Now, just to review, you'll recall that Mad Madam Merkel went to the polls a little over a month ago, and the results were... well, less than good for her coalition government. For one thing, the SDP (Social Democrat Party) wasn't going to be participating in any future coalitions. The former Foreign Minister, Herr Steinmeir, had exited the federal cabinet and been "promoted," and perhaps more importantly, the former Finance Minister, Herr Schauble (sorry folks, no umlauts!) also left the cabinet. Of the two, I think the Schauble exit from Mad Madam Merkel's cabinet is the more significant. Between the two, this was quite a loss of brainpower. Schauble, you'll also recall, was the finance minister who showed up in China for a G8 "gathering" a couple of years ago, and told it like it is: the debt growth model is over, there's no way forward that's not a reform. Meanwhile, Mad Madam Merkel and the Brusselscrats continued to flood Europe with refugees, impose austerity, and ignore Eastern Europe viz Hungary and Poland, and the result was...well, for one thing, a 32 year old Chancellor in Austria. Merkel's CDU lost seats in the Bundestag, leaving her to cobble together a coalition with what is left, and since the SDP won't go with her any farther (can you blame them?), and the AfD (Alternativ fur Deutschland) which amassed 90+ seats won't either, that left Mad Madam Merkel in a similar position to Teresa May: having to reach out to anything in order to retain power in a rather different kind of coalition...

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