Election in the North
Today is another election day in Germany.
Being a political person, I love election days.
They are like a good football match for me.
We have got 16 federal states, that means 16 federal elections.
Usually the mix the federal elections in every state with the council election too.
But imagine: 16 federal elections and there is also a national election every 4 years.
Some federal states elect every five years like Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which is having its election today or Berlin, which will be having the election in two weeks time on September 18. Other federal states elect every four years, as the whole of Germany is doing it as well.
2011 has been called Super Election Year.
We had had federal elections in Hamburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Berlin, and council elections in Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony.
Imagine the joy :).
From 5:40 pm I will be sitting by the TV and getting informed about computer prediction, preliminary official results.
Some elections are really hot.
They might reflect the ideas and feelings towards the German government more than they might represent the thoughts towards the federal state people are living in.
So the government might get punished by the result of such an election.
Nobody is expecting this in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or in Berlin in 2 weeks.
Maybe in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania the very right wing parties might be a bit more successful than usual, and in Berlin, maybe the already governing coalition will win again, or the green party – but I don’t expect any surprises.
But you will never know!
So I am excited, get the popcorn ready.
- Germany’s Merkel suffers defeat in home state (tradingfloor.com)
- Angela Merkel’s coalition loses on her home turf – Indian Express (news.google.com)