Monday, May 14, 2012

German anti-austerity gaining strength

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the champion of European austerity policies. But not everyone in Germany supports her or her party's policies. Sunday's election results from North Rhine-Westphalia refute Merkel's draconian conservative agenda. "The center-left Social Democrats and Greens – Germany's main opposition parties – won combined support of 50.4 percent in the election in North Rhine-Westphalia. That gave them a majority in the state legislature." Some see this as a sign that "the next chancellor will be a Social Democrat." One can only hope that the likes of social democracy returns to Germany and the rest of Europe. And perhaps this growing trend will influence the US?

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