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We can play it differently

3 February, 2010 (22:19) | particulars, parties | By: Aerar

(German version published on 24 Oktober, 2009) Now we know what the new Cabinet of the coming black and yellow government will look like. I will state comments of myself at the end of this post but there are overviews and comments for example also at SPON (German), Stern online (German) with a page for […]

Voting tactics

18 September, 2009 (16:34) | elections | By: Aerar

Not alone the politicians and the political parties have to make compromises in their daily political work. The same is urged from the voter as well. In general this is quite natural as there will be hardly any voter who agrees absolutely with all goals and statements of any political party or candidate. This experience […]

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 […]

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 […]