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Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:11:20 AM »
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer chosen to succeed Angela Merkel as CDU party leader; Merkel remains chancellor for now.

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On Friday, delegates from the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Hamburg elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, known as 'AKK', as the new leader of the party, replacing Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leadership race showcased the divide inside the party between more conservative circles and those who wanted continuity.

AKK, as she is widely called, stands for continuity and she will safeguard the legacy of Angela Merkel, while opposing candidate Friedrich Merz, who garnered 48 percent of the votes, would have been a fresh wind calling for a more conservative profile of the party. Until the end, the outcome was too close to call.

The election of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer comes as a big relief to Merkel, who clearly seemed to be pleased by the outcome. She is a close ally of hers and her election might enable her to stay on as chancellor for the remaining time of her term, until 2021, without facing strong infighting from her own party.

Ms. Kramp-Karrenbauer's rise through the rank to the top of Germany's biggest party puts her in pole position to succeed Merkel as chancellor. As she only entered the national political stage in February when she became the CDU's secretary general, she might need the coming years until new elections will come about, to raise her profile. While she rejects being called a "mini-Merkel", she has a very similar sober appearance and non-emotional approach when speaking in public.

Her election will most likely not trigger new elections next year, as the SPD, the Social Democratic Party that is in a coalition government with the CDU and its sister Bavarian party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will be happy to work together with her.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/08/germany-cdu-election-the-mini-merkel-win.html
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 09:42:16 AM »
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer chosen to succeed Angela Merkel as CDU party leader; Merkel remains chancellor for now.

Welcome to Democracy, where the people are left out of decision making and the elites select a? Another Marxist?

On Friday, delegates from the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Hamburg elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, known as 'AKK', as the new leader of the party, replacing Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leadership race showcased the divide inside the party between more conservative circles and those who wanted continuity.

AKK, as she is widely called, stands for continuity and she will safeguard the legacy of Angela Merkel, while opposing candidate Friedrich Merz, who garnered 48 percent of the votes, would have been a fresh wind calling for a more conservative profile of the party. Until the end, the outcome was too close to call.

The election of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer comes as a big relief to Merkel, who clearly seemed to be pleased by the outcome. She is a close ally of hers and her election might enable her to stay on as chancellor for the remaining time of her term, until 2021, without facing strong infighting from her own party.

Ms. Kramp-Karrenbauer's rise through the rank to the top of Germany's biggest party puts her in pole position to succeed Merkel as chancellor. As she only entered the national political stage in February when she became the CDU's secretary general, she might need the coming years until new elections will come about, to raise her profile. While she rejects being called a "mini-Merkel", she has a very similar sober appearance and non-emotional approach when speaking in public.

Her election will most likely not trigger new elections next year, as the SPD, the Social Democratic Party that is in a coalition government with the CDU and its sister Bavarian party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will be happy to work together with her.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/08/germany-cdu-election-the-mini-merkel-win.html

I saw this and it looks like business as usual in Germany.
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 10:37:22 AM »
I saw this and it looks like business as usual in Germany.
Exactly! Handpicked...
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 11:10:06 AM »
Exactly! Handpicked...

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  :lol:
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  :lol:
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They have to worry about the riots in France spreading, these people are pissed.
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 11:45:35 AM »
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 12:14:52 PM »
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BREAKING: French minister: 135 people have been injured in protests Saturday; nearly 1,000 protesters are in custody - AP

Moving the thread from Germany to France could be a derail, but it is still Europe. What we are witnessing in France is the utter failure of socialism. We know the media will not report it as such. However, this is the end result of socialistic promises when the socialists run out of other peoples' money.
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 01:08:46 PM »
Moving the thread from Germany to France could be a derail, but it is still Europe. What we are witnessing in France is the utter failure of socialism. We know the media will not report it as such. However, this is the end result of socialistic promises when the socialists run out of other peoples' money.
that's the thing, it's all interconnected as in failed socialism. They're all on the same deadend road.
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 06:48:04 PM »
Merkel is leaving but all the Islamists she let in are staying...

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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 04:46:55 AM »
Merkel is leaving but all the Islamists she let in are staying...

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Waddaya bet, not a one of them are her neighbors.
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Re: Merkel Out, Annegret Kramp in
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 07:52:56 AM »
Moving the thread from Germany to France could be a derail, but it is still Europe. What we are witnessing in France is the utter failure of socialism. We know the media will not report it as such. However, this is the end result of socialistic promises when the socialists run out of other peoples' money.
This exemplifies my point about Merkle and all of Europe.

Europe has seen many a critical juncture in recent years, from the Greek debt crisis to the anti-immigrant backlash against refugees and Britain’s Brexit vote. Rarely, though, have so many political vultures been circling around one leader with so much at stake for the world order.

Poland is flirting with the far right and nationalist parties cajoled by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are plotting a rebellion at European Parliamentary elections in May. Meanwhile, Italy has collided with the European Union by taking a defiant stand on its budget spending.

With the EU’s erstwhile firefighter, Angela Merkel, planning to step down as German chancellor, the baton was supposed to pass to Macron to uphold liberal democracy.  But Merkel’s power on the world stage was underpinned by a political fortress at home, and the French leader looks anything but solid.

“You can’t make speeches about defending the international order when your popularity is at 20 percent and there are protesters in the street,” said Nicholas Dungan, a Paris-based senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. “It’s very difficult to get your credibility back.”

It’s a stark contrast to the weekend of Nov. 11 as leaders marked a century since the end of World War I. Macron championed the need for global cooperation while Trump cut an isolated figure. Europe’s divisions were laid bare that day as Polish government officials marched through Warsaw with far-right groups to mark the country’s Independence Day. Macron, though, stood firm as Europe’s statesman.

Merkel, meanwhile, was wounded in German elections in September 2017. She was formally replaced on Friday as the head of her party by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, albeit an ally whose presence boosts the likelihood Merkel will see out her final term. Italy elected a Euroskeptic government in March.

“His ambitions for a strong Europe had already taken a hit from events in Germany and elsewhere,” said Philippe Moreau Defarges, an adviser at the Paris-based French Institute for International Affairs.  “But he emerges seriously weakened from the recent events. He’s just not appeared up to the level, and France's image has taken a terrible blow.”

Even after Macron climbed down on the fuel taxes, the Yellow Vests have said they won’t dismantle their roadblocks and blockades. While they don’t have the formal organization of populist groups Italy’s Five Star Movement, the momentum is with them. Copycat protests have spread to Belgium and the Netherlands.

Most of its members will vote for either Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant National Rally or Jean-Luc Melenchon’s far-left France Unbowed, said Marc Lazar, a professor at Sciences Po in Paris. Both party leaders were defeated by Macron last year and eye another shot at power. The worry for the EU is that neither of them are defenders of the bloc’s integrity.

https://www.bloomberg.com/
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