Swisskloten From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 650 times:
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder appears to be in deep s***. The latest polls show support increasing for Angela Merkel. German a.netters, what are your reactions? When do the polls close in Germany? What would your reaction be if Germany has its first female chancellor?
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 622 times:
Polls have already closed in Dresden, and the CDU gained another seat in the Bundestag. While it gives Merkel and the CDU/CSU some "momentum" and confidence, they still have to negotiate to form a coalition, and have about two more weeks to get it done.
Even if Schroeder is no longer Chancellor, and Merkel replaces him, it's highly likely she'll be governing a "grand coalition" and that will be very difficult for her to accomplish anything of her agenda. Even if she wins, she loses, and SPD still has a major voice in Berlin.