Will Red-Green* (for the color-coding of Germany's political parties read my earlier blog) majorities seize power in those States and therefore take the majority in the Bundesrat (Germany's Senate) giving a decisive blow to Angela Merkel's Black-Yellow Federal Government?
Will the (Orange) Pirates replace the Free Democrats (Yellow) as the new liberal force in those state parliaments?
|Cover of Der Spiegel No 17|
With intentions to vote Orange of up to ten percent the established political parties are irritated particularly the Green Party that the young generation had been in love with up to now . Desperately but somehow maladroit the established political parties try climbing the bandwagon or rather boarding the pirate ship. A good example is Bavaria's Ministerpräsident (governor) Horst Seehofer an avowed Christian politician who has fathered an illegitimate child in Berlin while away from his family in Munich. He wants to beat the Pirates at their own game in inviting his friends on Facebook to a party at a noble disco in Munich. Somehow, Horst must have misunderstood the Pirates' quest for liquid democracy when he offered the first drink free. Will one drink be sufficient to convince the party-goers to vote for Bavaria's Christian party?
|Practicing liquid democracy in Bavaria (Photo FAZ)|
|Marina Weisband (Photo Wikipedia)|