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|Distribution of seats in the state assembly. In percentage: Christian Democrats 39.0%, |
Greens 24.2%, Social Democrats 23.1% and Liberals 5.3%
The intention of the Social Democrats had been to form a coalition with the Greens ousting the present black-yellow government. Now however the Greens having more than doubled their seats and gained one more than the Reds will form a green-red government with their leader becoming the new Ministerpräsident.
Suddenly an existing schedule in Germany to phase out nuclear power in the coming years without jeopardizing our electrical supply is questioned. Even the in the past pro nuke Liberals now try to jump on the "Abandon Nuclear" bandwagon. And there are those for whom Angst transforms into panic when they demand: Stop all nuclear power stations now!
Will they still be satisfied when Germany has to import "nuclear" electricity from France with prices per kilowatt-hour going up? As long as the Japanese do not come to grips with their reactor disaster the issue of nuclear power in Germany will overshadow all other problems.