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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 […]

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 […]