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Our country can do better

24 September, 2009 (01:22) | elections, political trade | By: Aerar

Election posters could be quite misleading. Or what shall one think about the large posters of Frank-Walter Steinmeier which are set up by the SPD (translation by the author of the slogan “Unser Land kann mehr”: “Our country can do better”)? If my employer would set up a poster showing me with the slogan: “Our […]

Thinking in Coalitions

17 September, 2009 (12:59) | elections, parties, political trade | By: Aerar

When looking at the current polls on the elections to the German Bundestag the decision seems not too clear yet. We shall not forget the victory of the SPD under Gerhard Schröder against Edmund Stoiber in 2002. Like then it now does not look to bright for the SPD. The recent results of Forsa (other […]

Party opinion poll: result

14 September, 2009 (15:34) | editorial, elections, parties, political trade, series | By: Aerar

Since all answer of the parties have been published I want to come to an evaluation of the party opinion poll (the link is leading to the questions and in overview of all answers of the poll). A closer evaluation of the single answers I might do later in another thread. But even now everyone […]

Party opinion poll: mistakes

11 September, 2009 (20:18) | editorial, elections, parties, political trade, series | By: Aerar

All in all I think myself being a person being interested in politics. Therefore I started the Party opinion poll to get more information for myself and other people. But smaller parties are not that often mentioned in the daily news so it might happen that one would miss some important pieces of information about […]

Party opinion poll

30 August, 2009 (16:47) | elections, parties, political trade, series | By: Aerar

There are alltogether 27 parties who will participate at the election to the German Bundestag at September, 27th 2009. Not all parties have subscribed to all federal states. Therefore there are some parties who can be elected in certain states only. A well-known example is the CSU which can be elected alone in Bayern whereas […]

At the regulars’ table

19 November, 2008 (01:33) | homeland security, political trade | By: Aerar

Hello Hans-Peter Uhl (CSU), as you seem to be well informed about the life at the regulars’ table (link no longer found), you might consider to go a little burping there? This would bring you to the comfortable situation not having to talk with those people who are not too much interested in your verbal […]

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 […]