Tag: Germany election

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  • Fourth term, but…

    Fourth term, but…

    The outcome of Sunday’s election in Germany was never in doubt; yet the fourth consecutive term that has been awarded to Chancellor Angela Merkel has been greeted with a distinct lack of euphoria. There is an unmistakable degree of astonishment, even cynicism, over the first-ever entry of the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) to parliament. …

    September 27, 2017
  • Far from being a boring election

    Far from being a boring election

    On Sunday Germany will elect a new Chancellor. But in a fashion quite unlike the loud and long Indian election or the controversial US election last year, German elections are quiet. Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to win a fourth term prompting some journalists to label this a “boring” election. However, “boring” seems far from …

    September 24, 2017
  • Merkel unhappy with outcome of German state election

    Merkel unhappy with outcome of German state election

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she was "very unhappy" with the outcome of the election result in the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Merkel also acknowledged some responsibility for the poor performance of her party during the election, Xinhua news agency reported. As chancellor and party leader, "I am also responsible", Merkel said …

    September 5, 2016