The German federal election thread

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Nevermore

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So things are currently moving along slowly, but completely within normal parameters.

The Green Party, the FDP and the SPD have finished their pre-negotiation talks and are now proceeding to the negotiation stage.

All signs indicate that the next government of Germany will be the "traffic light" version: A little bit of moderate left, a little bit environmental, and a little bit economically liberal.

Not the worst outcome really.

The main question then would be which party will provide the vice chancellor. Traditionally, the vice chancellor would have been a member of the smaller of the two parties that formed the government coalition, with the larger party's chancellor candidate obviously being elected as chancellor. But now there will supposedly be two "smaller" parties in the government, in addition to a "large" one. So... are they going to draw sticks? Throw dice? Or will there be a second vice chancellor?
 

wonko the sane?

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Drinking contest. First one to pass out pays the tab AND loses the vice chancellorship.
 

Nevermore

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Right now, things kinda suck.

While Covid infection rates are skyrocketting, the three likely coalition partners are still in negotiations, which results in a power vacuum with a lame duck outgoing government at a time of crisis.
 

wonko the sane?

You may test that assumption at your convinience.
Citizen
At least you only have a lame duck governments during transitions. Mine sucks pretty much 100% of the time.
 

Nevermore

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The SPD, the FDP and the Greens have finished negotiating their coalition treaty. Now the respective party bases have to approve the treaty. Once that has been done, the treaty can finally be signed, and and the parties can begin appointing their members to the various cabinet positions.
 
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