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Badly calculated

26 May, 2010 (18:42) | elections, federal states, parties | By: Aerar

(German version published on 25 April, 2010) “Nach der aktuellen Umfrage von tns Emnid im Auftrag des Magazins “Focus” kommt die CDU NRW bei der Sonntagsfrage zur Landtagswahl am 9. Mai auf 38 Prozent. Die SPD hingegen liegt bei 34 Prozent, Die Grünen bei 11 Prozent, die FDP bei 8 Prozent und die Linkspartei bei […]

Three Strikes… and Jung is out

10 March, 2010 (22:57) | abroad, economy, federal states, media, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

(German version published on 27 November, 2009) Currently there are some things which are happening in politics and some themes which already have been  discussed before have been decided now. Therefore most topics have already been dealt with intensely so beside of a short statement I rather link to articles I read somewhere else. (In […]

Political dolefulness parliamentarymade

8 February, 2010 (19:24) | elections, federal states, political trade | By: Aerar

(German version published on 30 Oktober, 2009) Today Christine Lieberknecht (CDU) has been elected as President of Thürigen but just in the ithird ballot (German). Naturally this reminds to the debacel of Heide Simonis in Schleswig-Holstein. That in both cases women have been affected seems to be accidently as in both cases the political situation […]

Winners and Non-voters

19 January, 2009 (14:24) | elections, federal states | By: Aerar

After long lasting troubles in the beginning a new election has been done in Hessen yesterday. This should always be the last option as an election always is an expression of the will of the electors and should not be repeated endlessly until the result will be good enough for everybody or like in this […]

Dear Jusos in Sachsen,

17 November, 2008 (23:32) | federal states, homeland security, political trade | By: Aerar

now you decided to stop the controversial BKA-law. You did so in times nobody within the SPD seemed to be interested in data privacy or surveillance society. Well, we have a financial crisis and there will be elections soon, so it is hard to care about civil rights. But you are different. Respect! But why […]

How do we vote?

8 November, 2008 (15:40) | elections, federal states, political trade | By: Aerar

This article knowingly foregoing on statistics and numbers and instead naming opinions and impressions. It starts with the fact that Andrea Ypsilanti resigned (german) from the leading candidacy in the most probably coming reelections in Hessen. This is not surprising news as the reputation of Ms. Ypsilanti has been massively damaged within the last months. […]

Pangs of conscience

4 November, 2008 (15:26) | elections, federal states, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

Within a political system dominated by parties a delegate often is in the situation to serve his party and to give his vote for topics he disagrees to serve a higher goal. Nevertheless it is a good thing when a delegate makes use of his personal political mandate and in important cases makes decisions following […]

No X for Ms. Y

3 November, 2008 (15:35) | elections, federal states, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

Now it happened. While the world of Andrea Ypsilanti still looked well in the morning and the CDU more and more worried (german) about a change of government in Hessen the house of cards she build as option for the coming change collapsed. There are now four delegates who announced not only to deny their […]

Sit down: F

30 October, 2008 (16:06) | elections, federal states, political trade | By: Aerar

The FAZ has reported (german), that the delegates of the CDU might remain seated instead of giving their vote in the planned election of Andrea Ypsilanti to prime minister of Hessen on coming Tuesday. This is in acount of preventing them from giving their vote for the wrong party by mistake. “The 42 delegates of […]

Only one vote per person

30 September, 2008 (22:14) | abroad, elections, federal states, political trade | By: Aerar

Following an article in heise online (german) there were problems again in connection with the so called “e-voting” (making votes by using a special computerterminal) in the communal election in Brandenburg. It seems that a problem was the dangerous blind confidence of the canvessers and their heads. Especially since the legendary “Nedap-Hack” (german) where an […]