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Author Topic: Germany: Who will exclude the other : Turkey, or ChristianSocial party (CSU) ?  (Read 2769 times)
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« on: June 04, 2009, 11:45:00 AM »

To make sure that Turkey's controversial EU claims will never impose Ankara's entry inside the EU as full member, the ChristianSocial party CSU in Germany, (headed by Seehofer, successor of Edmund Stoiber, coalition partner of the CDU/CSU of Chancelor Merkel in the 2009 EU Elections), wants a Referendum.

But Socialists (who present 3 Turkish candidates to the polls !), and the Turkish Lobby in general, don't want even to hear about such a "Referendum", and, through ambiguous procedural obstacles, try to hinder, for the 1st time, the CSU to have any MEP at all in EU Parliament, ...even if it wins the EU Election in its Bavarian stronghold !

CoE's Parliamentary Assembly, in a Report on "Democracy in Europe", adopted on 2008 in Strasbourg, has already criticized as "excessive" the imposal of the obligation (as now in Germany) to gather more than 5% Nationwide in order to have any MP elected, regardless of the votes results in Regional/Local Constituencies, where People may give a relative Majority to certain candidates with 35%, 45%¨or 51%...

A similar obstacle exists only in ... Turkey, (with a 10% nation-wide threshhold imposed), and has been strongly denounced by CoE's Parliamentary Assembly as contrary to democratic standards.
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