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German People voted : Crystal-clear Absolute Majority to the Right + 56 % !

Written by ACM
Sunday, 24 September 2017
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just after Norway, even stronger in Germany, Democracy spoke this September 2017 : The German People gave a Crystal-clear Absolute Majority to the Right with more than + 56 % of the Votes in the National Election for the New Parliament of 2017-2021.


Indeed, the 3 Parties located at the Right side of the Political spectrum, from the Center-Right "Liberals" (10,5%), the Right of "ChristianDemocrats"/EPP (33%) and the Rightists of the "Alternative" (13,2%), all together succeeded to attract, undeniably, a very Big Absolute Majority for the New Bundestag in Berlin, with Even much More Votes than the equivalent parties in Norway, just a few Days Earlier, (Comp.: ...).

 

In terms of Elected MPs, this gives 420 MPs, i.e. + 65 More than what is required for an Absolute Majority (just 355), which is the Highest Number of MPs from All theoretically possible Coalitions among Various Parties in Germany Today :


F.ex. Socialists again with the ChristianDemocrats would just have +44 MPs margin (i.e. - 21 Less than All the Right) ; while a "Jamaica" color group where ChristianDemocrats and Liberals might go with the "Greens", would have only +38 MPs margin (i.e. - 27 Less than All the Right); and Any Other Combination would Fall into a Minority, Lacking from - 29 MPs Less than necessary in order to Govern (f.ex. CDU + FDP), Down to - 66 MPs Less than what is required, (f.ex. an "All Left" grouping with Socialists, Leftists and Greens, which would be the Weakest).       

                                                                                
In Fact, the "Number 1" Winner, i.e. a new Coalition of All the Right (Comp. Supra), would Also be the most Democratic solution, comparatively, since the "ChristianDemocrats" still remain the 1st Political Party of Germany, while the "Liberals" and the "Alternative" are, Today, the Only 2 Parties who Win Many Votes : + 6% and + 8,5% respectively, (while all the Others either Loose or Stagnate) - among whom, the latter ("AfD" = "Alternative für Deutschland") Wins the Most new votes of the German People.


Such a possible Unity of the Right would even be More "Natural", from the point of view of the People, since Polls reveal that there is a "Continuum", a "Flux" of Voters from the "ChristianDemocrats" towards the "Liberals" and to the "Alternative", Each of whom Receives more than +1 Million Voters from the CDU/CSU this time, (while the "AfD/Alternative" gets also some + 500.000 Votes from the "Socialists" too).


On the Contrary, the German People clearly Refused another "Gro-Ko", since Both the 2 Biggest Parties (CDU + PSD) Lost a lot of Votes now, (and the Socialists appeared Tonight Eager to go to the Opposition, after Risking to Fall even Lower than 20%). As for the Left side of the Political Spectrum, its 3 Parties have Only a net Minority (Comp. Supra).


Chancellor Angie Merkel, as the Leader of what still remains, by far, the 1st (Biggest) Political Party in Germany, CDU/CSU's "ChristianDemocrats", obviously got Today a new clear "Mandate" from the German People to try to form her New Government, according also to Today's Vote Results :


- As she reportedly Resumed the Situation : - It was Hard, but we (CDU/CSU) have got a Mandate. While Nobody could Govern against us, she observed in substance.


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Liberals

(+ W. Schäuble's best role)
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Concerning the 2nd Best possibility (Comp. Supra) : that of a "Jamaica" Coalition between ChristianDemocrats, Liberals and the Greens, even if Interesting, it seems, Nowadays, to have More Problems than Initially thought in the Past (See Infra) :


- F.ex., the Liberals, inter alia, have also stressed that they absolutely want to have Not the Foreign Ministry, as it was usual in the Past, but the Ministry of Finances, where the Most Popular Politician of Germany, the ChristianDemocrat Wolfgang Schäuble, has notoriously done a Good Job for the German Economy, (for the 1st Time since the 1960ies withOut any Debt !), and in great part also for the rest of the EU.

Many German a.o. Medias speculated, these Days, about what exactly Might be Schäuble's Next Political Task : Hypothesis published Nowadays, oscillated between f.ex., the Foreign Ministry, or the Presidency of the Bundestag (as the Good Norbert Lammert curiously chose retirement), etc.

Inter alia, in particular, Schäuble's recent Call to "Prevent an East - West Division" (See: ..), could, f.ex. be developed both Inside Germany (given Today's Differencies even of Votes, between German Regions),, and in Foreign Policy, (f.ex. with "Visegrad" Countries, as Hungary, Poland, Czechia, etc., particularly on the "Burning" Issue of Mass Migration via Turkey, etc), as well as on relevant EU Policies, (Comp. Infra).


And its true that Schäuble, initially chosen by the Historic former Long-Time German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, as Director of his Office, (i.e. an Overview-providing Top Job), then JHA Minister, Negotiator for the ReUnification of Germany, Head of the Governing CDU/CSU's Parliamentary Group, Top Minister of JHA or Finances, at a Crucial period of €uroArea, and when Many notoriously Expect that it might Advance towards creating the Foundations of a possible EU's more Integrated and Stronger Core, with More Instruments and even a Security/Defense policy, etc., could also Serve in Various Other Top Jobs :
 
-  From a projected Job of EU's "Minister" for €uroArea, to Future EU Parliament's President After the 2019 EU Elections, or even that New Job in a Future "Unified" Presidency of Both EU Commission and Council, (as Juncker recently Proposed, at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, while also Announcing, curiously, that he does Not intend to be Candidate personally), etc., a possible List may be Long...


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"Jamaica" Coalition => + "Greens" ?
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+ As for the "Greens", they already Govern, Together with ChristianDemocrats/EPP, at the Level of the neighbouring, Federated "Länder" of Baden-Wurttemberg, as well as, Recently, at Nord-Rhein-Westfalia (NRW : in the middle of 2017), in the past at Hessen, etc, according to an Idea suggested by "Eurofora" from 2010 (See, f.ex.: ...), and apparently Supported, in Theory, also by Pope Emeritus Benedict, particularly with his Landmark Theory on "Human Ecology", that he had Highlighted at the German Bundestag during his 2011 Official Visit, (comp.: ...).

But, this had been initialy Motivated by a Hope to Tackle strong BioEthical Issues, Crucial Today for Humankind's Future, (Comp. Pope Emeritus Benedict's 2009 landmark Encyclic "Caritas in Veritatis" at : ..., and "Eurofora"'s relevant Publications at : .... +...., etc), which have, Recently, been, Unfortunately, Bypassed, for a lage Part : F.ex. by "GroKo" Deals with the Socialists about Genetic Tests on Humans (from 2013), and/or the latest, surprisingly Hasty, 30/6/2017 Imposal of "Same Sex Marriage" between Homosexuals, including even Submission of Children to Homosexual Strangers under Pretext of "Adoption", etc., which provoke Risks for Shady Technocratic a.o. Lobbies to eventualy Take Control over Artificial Techniques for Procreation of Human Beings, Dangerous for all Humankind), etc.

While the Latter, still remains to be Checked by the German Constitutional Court, at nearby Karlsruhe, nevertheless, several Other Topical BioEthical Issues also Remain to be Tackled, such as the Atrocious Exploitation of "Surrogate Mothers", the Risk to Spread "Artificial Procreations of Human Beings", etc., as well as various, gallopîng Techniques of Genetic Manipulations on Animals and/or Foodstuffs, (f.ex. Plants, etc), but also growing Dangers of "TransHumanism", etc., where eventual cooperation might sustain the initial Stake on BioEthics (Comp. Supra).


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However, a Different Issue might be the Fact that, according to Polls, a "Jamaica"
Coalition (CDU - FDP - Greens) would Not be yet Popular enough : On the Contrary, a Majority seems to be Against, (particularly among ChristianDemocrats and Greens), leaving Only a Skin-Thin Majority of Liberals to Stand for it...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


+ And the new President of the North Rhein - Westphalia Länder (NRW), Amin Laschet, reportedly believes "Jamaika" to be a quite "Difficult" matter, particularly because, for him, he Number 1 Issue (especially for his region) would rather be to Boost Industry, (i.e. even there whee the "Greens" might Hesitate or be Opposed).


++ But, More Problematic is the Topical, "Hot" Issue of Mass Migration : The "Liberals" have Recently become Strongly Critical vis a vis the current Problem of  Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants, (as that UnPrecedented "Tsunami" which suddenly Infiltrated into the EU through Turkey since 2015-2016). While, on the Contrary, most "Greens" would still keep a "Welcome" stance...


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Unity of All the Right ?
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 => Paradoxically, such Difficulties with the "Jamaika" Coalition, might "Disappear", or even, be Transformed, on the Contrary, into ... Common Points, when it comes for Migration Issues and the "CDU - FDP - AdF" Formula of Unity of All the Right, where many Liberals, ChristianDemocrats and Alternative might Share Similar Views on that "Hot" and Topical matter, (particularly when it comes into Keeping a "Firm" Stance vis a vis Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants influx, as those which, Suddenly, inundated Europe through Turkey from 2015-2016).

Naturally, the Unity of All the Right, with the 3 Parties (ChristianDemocrats, Liberals and Alternative) to which the German People gave the Biggest Number of MPs, taken all Together, has become, Today, the solution for a New Government with the Strongest Absolute Majority, as we saw (Comp. Numbers noted Supra).

But, Notoriously, there are some Other Difficulties, in view for any Negotiations to create a New Governemental Coalition at the Right side of the Political Spectrum for the 1st Time in History.


Perhaps less the Risk for Far Rightist Deviations by some, (in fact, rather Easy to Oppose, if necessary), but More the Insistance of certain sectors (mainy of the SPD) to "Demonise" at any cost the "Alternative", so as to Divide the Right, and let the Left Dominate the Political Life, (as it has been routinely done f.ex. in France, at a quite Different situation, however)...

Nevertheless, just at the Beginning of this Week, (on Sunday, 17 of September 2017), suddenly Chancellor Angie Merkel surprized by an Apparently "Anodynous" Answer to an Exceptional session of Questions/Replies with Young Kids  in Berlin :
 
 - Her Favorite Head of Government would be ..."Erna Solberg of Norway" (sic !), she UnExpectedly revealed, just a Few Days since the Center-Right Leader of the Norwegian Conservatives Won a 2nd Electoral Mandate ...together with a Rightist party !

That Successful Norwegian move towards a Unity of the Right, has Spread, meanwhile, also in Denmark (forthcoming CoE President for November 2017 - May 2018 : Comp. ....).

More Recently, also in Bulgaria, where ChristianDemocrat/EPP party's Boyko Borisov has agreed a Government Deal with the Rightists of the "United Patriots", who "Droped their former Euro-Sceptiscist stance, endorsing now a Pro-European Agenda, since Bulgaria is due to Chair the EU from January 2O18", (as Sofia's Ambassador to the CoE, experienced former EU Affairs Minister Ms Katya Todorova, has told "Eurofora", earlier in Strasbourg)...

And Brussels has just endorsed as New EU Commissioner for "Digital" Technologies, the ...Bulgarian MEP Maria Gabriel, Wife of a French EU Parliament's Officer from Strasbourg, former Assistant to ChristianDemocrat/EPP President Joseph Daul, and currently of New EU Parliament's President Antonio Tajani, well known to "Eurofora" since many years...

The German People gave Today to the Rightists of the "Alternative" new party, about 13%-14% and Many MPs at the Bundestag, for the First Time at National level, Making them the Biggest among the 4 Small Parties, and revendicating the 3rd Rank in the New Parliament, (just after the ChristianDemocrats and the Socialists : Comp. Supra).

Together with the Liberals and the Rightists, the ChristianDemocrats could now have a Very Solid Absolute Majority of More than 56 % of the Votes casted in these 2017 Elections, just with the Right side of the Political spectrum, (i.e. without any more Concessions to the Left, f.ex. to the Socialists or the Greens, etc).

Notoriously, however, there seem to still be several Big Differences between the "CDU/CSU" and the "Alternative" currently, as things stand until now.

However Changes may be Possible, as the Examples of Norway, Denmark, Bulgaria, and elsewhere in Europe, (f.ex. also in Finland, between 2015 - 2017, but even Nowadays, with at least a portion of "the Finns' Party" rightists), precisely shows (Comp. Supra)...
 
Already, f.ex., among others, even AfD's vice-President, MEP Beatrix von Storck, who had been Presented by Establishment's Medias as Radically Opposed to Merkel in the Past, on the Contrary, Recently, she Complained to "Eurofora" in EU Parliament in Strasbourg that CDU People "don't even Talk to us !", ...

I.e., at First Sight, the situation, mutatis-mutandis, looks Similar to that which had Existed in the Past between the ChristianDemocrats and the Greens until 2010 (See, f.ex. : ... + ..., etc), but Changed seriously After 2011 - 2013, so that Today, a, eventual "Jamaica" Coalition (CDU/CSU - Liberals - Greens) notoriously seems possible.

And Chancellor Angie Merkel has already proved that she's perfectly Able, when really needed, to make even some Spectacular "U-Turns", on Strategic Issues, (as, f.ex., her 2011 "Energy-Schift", on the occasion of Fukusima, etc).

Her sudden Sympathy for the successful Norwegian Prime Minister, just Yesterday (Comp. Supra), makes think ...  After all, Norwegian Fjords' Salmon is Good even for (Political) Health, sometimes !


 - Eventual "Negotiations" with the "Alternative" would be "Hard", reportedly Warned ToNight in Berlin, the German Chancellor Angie Merkel. F.ex. they asked for a "Commission on Merkel"... - "I don't shy about a Commission", "But I'd prefer to have enough Time to Debate about the Future !", she Highlighted...

 

- Tn particular, the German Chancellor reportedly promised to "Take Seriously (the) Fears, (and) Note (the) Concerns" of the People who Voted for the "Alternative", "mainly through Good Policies", as she stressed.

 

After all, arbouring a Large, Bright Smile under the Moto : "At the Center", Angie Merkel appeared, despite a Hard Fight, rather Interested by the Fact that, for the First Time, the German People gave her, not just One, but Many Choices !

 

Something that Nobody else has now.

 

While Merkel had an Opportunity to Prepare for such a New Political Landscape, already since almost 1,5 Year Earlier, (See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/germanregionalelections.html)...

 

 

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New Plan revealed during EU Parliament's session and while Strasbourg's Unified University was inaugurated, (biggest in France, aiming at EU links).

 
EuroDistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau's dynamics were boosted by a key Franco-German meeting during EU Parliament's session here, which anounced a swift towards ambitious European aims : To become a showcase for concrete achievements of European Cooperation that benefit Citizens' everyday life and Economy, while also developing a Culture able to serve and stimulate European Organizations' political activities.

With measures to be taken in 2009, Strasbourg-Ortenau's EuroDistrict should become EU's new "Metropolitan area" in the Decade 2010-2020, at the heart of Europe in the performant "OberRhein" region, a Franco-German Expert's Report anounced.

- "Defend European Institutions, and in particular EU Parliament" is a key point of the 2009 Report's threefold focus on "Infrastructures"' economy and quality, "Citizens' everyday life", and "Cultural and Political influence".

According to a Draft Statute, France and Germany agree that "an undeniable element of EuroDistrict's image" should be "Strasbourg's status, as Capital of a Democratic and Parliamentarian Europe".

    After parallel and joint meetings at EU Parliament, French and German Ministers for EU affairs, Bruno LE MAIRE and Gunter GLOSER, started working with representatives of Local and Regional Authorities from both sides at Strasbourg's Historic Town Hall, Place Broglie, for the 2009 Monitoring of EuroDistrict "Strasbourg-Ortenau, during which was published an important Experts' Strategic Study with proposals on how to develop it in the Decade 2010-2020.
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    Introducing the 1st Experts' Report on "EuroDistrict" at a moment when it needs "New Ideas" as food for thought, Strasbourg's Mayor, Senator Roland RIES said that "a special Status" should allow "Citizens to share Infrastructures and a common European project", in agreement with his collegue, Mayor of Kehl and German spokesperson for EuroDisctrict, Dr. Gunther PETRY, who focused mainly on the useful role of "Local" authorities in "concrete" achievements.

    - Together with "facilitating Citizens' everyday life", "our countries have also a Political aim", which needs to find "New Forms of Cooperation", said German Minister for EU affairs, Gunter GLOSER. According to a "Subsidiarity principle", which starts from a smaller level, leaving to a bigger entity what it cannot achieve alone, EuroDistict should be the "1st level" in a "Concentric" schema, he added.

    - In fact, "it's a question of Europe's credibility : EuroDistrict must prove that Franco-German cooperation gives results", with "concrete achievements", said the new French Minister for EU affairs, Bruno LE MAIRE. Now, we "must advance further" : There is both "Local and National support" to make of Strasbourg-Ortenau's EuroDistrict "an example on what Europe must do in the Future if it wants to be credible in Citizens' eyes".

    - "Our Mission was to find the region's Potential of the region, "and search adequate Measures to use and develop it"; said German Expert Dr. Erwin VETTER. A main proposal is to "create a New Center for EU Competences", where everything should be concentrated : EuroDistrict, EuroCorps, EuroBest, etc : All in one area, while also linking Airports and other means of Transport, Culture, Education, Science and Research, etc. in order "to create 1 Metropolitan area" before 2020, he anounced.

    - With imagination and organisation "we tried to marry the French and German spirit", added French Expert Bernard COTTIN. He underlined "two points" :  - "In their Everyday Life, Citizens should feel that they are living in One Common Area", (fex. on Phones, Hospitals, Retirement, etc). But EuroDistrict should have also a "Cultural Dimension" : "Strasbourg, had been a little-bit left behind by both countries in the past, but must now find a New dynamic Momentum, at the Heart of Europe, strengthening its Cultural atous and becoming Multi-Cultural, in order to attain a European Dimension and develop the European Institutions", he concluded.

    Symbolically, both Mayors of Strasbourg and Kehl, Ries and Petry, gave to Ministers Gloser and Le Maire as a Gift two Books on Rhine River : Stylicised by both Logos chosen for "EuroDistrict" (as body of a flower), and for Strasbourg's new, Unified University, "UniStra", (as a long "S"), Rhine river came at the focus this week in Strasbourg, headquarters also of the oldest European Organisation : The Committee on Rhine's Navigation.. Meanwhile, Le Maire switched over from German (that he speaks fluently) to French, echoed, the other way round, by Gloser, who also understands French...
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The 2009 REPORT :
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Experts' proposals for EuroDistrict's Legal status is to start in 2009 with a "European Group for Transborder Cooperation", and "replace it, when possible, .. with an Original Form" of a new legal entity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Citizens' oriented measures include to facilitate "acces to Health", "Mobile Phones", "Transborder Workers"', "School exchanges", etc., and other measures interesting Citizens, as f.ex. the creation of "Common Hospitals or Rescue centers", etc. Already, an agreement on "Urgent Medical Care" will be signed on February 10.

As "Economic Capital" of one of EU's most performant areas, known as "Ober-Rhein Metropolitan Region" ("superior Rhine" area), Strasbourg-Ortenau's EuroDistrict "should also develop its role of European Cultural and Political Capital, Symbol of Franco-German entente and of a Democratic Europe", Experts' Report concludes.

This goes well beyond developping Bi-linguism, transbrorder Training and "systematic" rapprochment of both Cultures (in Cinema, Theater, Music, etc).

It adds a progressive transfert in EuroDistrict of "elements of the Franco-German Brigade", close to "EuroCorps" Headquarters, and culminates with the promotion of European institutions (see above).

The Report also proposes to launch an "initiative" for "EU Parliament's unique Headquarters", developing Strasbourg's attractiveness vis-a-vis MEPs and staff.

It also includes the development of "a Research and Higher Education pole", among French, German and Swiss partners, "linked with Strabourg's new; Unified University" and "Ortenau's HochSchulen"

It's not a coincidence that this same week was inaugurated Strasbourg's Unified University : - "UniStra" becomes the Biggest in France, (with more than 42.000 students, 5.200 staff, a brand new "European Doctoral College", some 100 Research centers, and a Capital of more than 400 million €  from the State), aiming to create closer links with nearby German and Swiss Universities, fex. Karlsruhe, Fribourg, Stutgard, Bale, etc, as French Minister for Scientific Research and Higher Education, Valerie PECRESSE advised.

(See other, related News, already sent to interested "EuroFora"s subscribers and donors, which will be also posted at the Website asap).

Last but not least :  Non-believers should meditate on the fact that all this was symbolically made in the same Strasbourg Historic Town Hall's room where even the establishement of Council of Europe was decided, 60 years back in 1949...

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