Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term ( Archived) (52)

Mar 14, 2018 6:03 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Angela Merkel to be sworn in for FOURTH term as German chancellor

How is this even possible? She has been in 11 or more years.
Aren't there term limits?
Geez.. And I thought 8 yrs of a president was bad

LIVE: from Berlin
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Mar 14, 2018 6:10 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Merkel The Ferkel!
Totalitarian of 50 Shades!

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Mar 14, 2018 6:13 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Conrad73: Merkel The Ferkel!
Totalitarian of 50 Shades!
Oh my... no wonder she creeps me out wow
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Mar 14, 2018 6:17 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
MetaMaus
MetaMausMetaMausKilkenny, Ireland4 Threads 689 Posts
CossackCat: Angela Merkel to be sworn in for FOURTH term as German chancellor

How is this even possible? She has been in 11 or more years.
Aren't there term limits?
Geez.. And I thought 8 yrs of a president was bad

LIVE: from Berlin

Helmut Kohl was chancellor for more than 16 years, Konrad Adenauer was chancellor for more than 14 years.
So what is the problem? You just don't like Merkel.
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Mar 14, 2018 6:19 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
MetaMaus
MetaMausMetaMausKilkenny, Ireland4 Threads 689 Posts
Conrad73: Merkel The Ferkel!
Totalitarian of 50 Shades!

ffs Conrad sleep
So was most of the population of the DDR roll eyes
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Mar 14, 2018 6:24 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
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laugh
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Mar 14, 2018 6:25 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
MetaMaus: ffs Conrad
So was most of the population of the DDR
I suppose that's why they had to build that Wall back in the sixties?grin
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Mar 14, 2018 6:30 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
MetaMaus
MetaMausMetaMausKilkenny, Ireland4 Threads 689 Posts
Conrad73: I suppose that's why they had to build that Wall back in the sixties?

talk to hand
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Mar 14, 2018 6:40 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
ChesneyChristonline today!
ChesneyChristonline today!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK11,595 Posts
CossackCat: Angela Merkel to be sworn in for FOURTH term as German chancellor

How is this even possible? She has been in 11 or more years.
Aren't there term limits?
Geez.. And I thought 8 yrs of a president was bad

LIVE: from Berlin


Germany is a well-ordered machine and there are few people who want to change the chemistry. Compromise and long-term thinking feature more in the societies which lost and were hammered by the war, instant gratification and pass the buck come from those spoon-fed as children by the spoils of war(the over 50s of Britain and especially America)who voted for blind greed in the 1980s as selfish yuppy parasites.
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Mar 14, 2018 6:44 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
ChesneyChrist: Germany is a well-ordered machine and there are few people who want to change the chemistry. Compromise and long-term thinking feature more in the societies which lost and were hammered by the war, instant gratification and pass the buck come from those spoon-fed as children by the spoils of war(the over 50s of Britain and especially America)who voted for blind greed in the 1980s as selfish yuppy parasites.
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing wow wow rolling on the floor laughing
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Mar 14, 2018 9:42 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Kaylana04
Kaylana04Kaylana04Kekava, Riga Latvia18 Threads 862 Posts
Anyone familiar with "Beggar-Thy-Neighbor"??
Anyone watching what happened between Germany and say, Greece? and now Germany and the other smaller EU countries?

Strip them of their resources, sell them your overpriced goods, keep the minimum wage low despite increasing profits... spells disaster.
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Mar 14, 2018 11:33 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
By Paul Carrel and Madeline Chambers

BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers voted on Wednesday to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she takes charge of a fragile coalition with her personal standing diminished.

Lawmakers voted by 364 to 315, with nine abstentions, in favour of re-electing Merkel, a humbling start as the coalition of her conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) has 399 votes in the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

"I accept the vote," a beaming Merkel, 63, told lawmakers before being sworn in by Bundestag President Wolfgang Schaeuble.

In office since 2005, she has dominated Germany's political landscape and steered the European Union through economic crisis.

But her authority was dented by her decision in 2015 to commit Germany to an open-door policy on refugees, resulting in an influx of more than one million people that laid bare deep divisions within the EU over migration.

While also being locked in a trade stand-off with the United States, Merkel must now juggle competing domestic demands from within her coalition.

Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance only turned to the SPD to prolong the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013 out of desperation, after talks on a three-way alliance with two smaller parties collapsed last November.

"It will not be an easy coalition, we have some difficult tasks ahead," said Volker Kauder, parliamentary leader of the conservative bloc.

Ministers, younger and more diverse than the last cabinet, take up their posts almost six months after last September's national election in which both coalition partners lost support to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

"I have the feeling that nothing good is going to be done for the country in this legislature period," said Alice Weidel, the AfD's leader in parliament. "It will probably be Angela Merkel's last term and at some point it will be enough."

FULL INBOX

Merkel starts work with a full inbox.

Abroad she faces the trade tensions with Washington, pressure from France to reform Europe, and from Britain to stand up to Russia.

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was "high time for a new government" to go to work.

"It is good that the time of uncertainty is over," he said at a ceremony with Merkel's cabinet ministers.

Merkel's spokesman said she would head to France on Friday to discuss bilateral, European and international topics with President Emmanuel Macron.

On Tuesday, Merkel's spokesman said she spoke by phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May and condemned a nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in England for which May held Moscow responsible.

Despite that, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Merkel on her re-election in a telegram and emphasized the importance of further developing bilateral ties, the Kremlin said.

At home, the pressure is on both sides of the coalition to deliver for their rank and file. Their deal includes a clause that envisages a review of the government's progress after two years, giving each the opportunity to pull out then if it is not working for them.

Fault lines have emerged in the new government even before its first cabinet meeting, with tensions evident over the sequencing and extent of reforms.

The SPD only agreed to ally with Merkel after promising a list of distinctive policies after the last four years in coalition damaged its standing among voters.

(Additional reporting by Jack Stubbs in Moscow; editing by John Stonestreet)
Conrad73: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/weakened-merkel-begins-fourth-term-beset-by-challenges/43971118
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Mar 14, 2018 11:36 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Conrad73: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/weakened-merkel-begins-fourth-term-beset-by-challenges/43971118
Oh this I have to read.
I wonder what these challenges are? Death threats, from the 5 unelected EU officials, if she isn't a good soldier and following orders to replace Europe with Africa, fast enough? dunno
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Mar 16, 2018 3:01 PM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Are you seriously questioning Angela Merkel when you have the most stupid President ever in your own Country?

People in Glasshouses shoudn't throw stones

doh
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Mar 16, 2018 3:49 PM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Dedovix
DedovixDedovixBig Place, Central Serbia Serbia27 Threads 1 Polls 9,577 Posts
CossackCat: Angela Merkel to be sworn in for FOURTH term as German chancellor

How is this even possible? She has been in 11 or more years.
Aren't there term limits?
Geez.. And I thought 8 yrs of a president was bad

LIVE: from Berlin

Anyone knows her real name???
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Mar 17, 2018 4:51 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Dedovix: Anyone knows her real name???
nope,its not what you think it is,timeline is all wrong,so is Location!laugh
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Mar 17, 2018 5:04 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
rainbowdream2017
rainbowdream2017rainbowdream2017Melbourne, Victoria Australia21 Threads 2 Polls 5,432 Posts
Conrad73: Merkel The Ferkel!
Totalitarian of 50 Shades!
thumbs up Communist the ferkel who will attempts to tottaly destroy not just Germany but whole Europe.
Germany is American puppet and what I don't get it, how Trump doesn't have any influence on her politic, where she's getting her sick communist guidence ? The NWO puppeteer !
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Mar 17, 2018 5:12 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
rainbowdream2017
rainbowdream2017rainbowdream2017Melbourne, Victoria Australia21 Threads 2 Polls 5,432 Posts
Allegria46: Are you seriously questioning Angela Merkel when you have the most stupid President ever in your own Country?

People in Glasshouses shoudn't throw stones
Only dictstors can't be questioned!
Lefties Hitler and Leftis Merkel!
Why not questioning destraction of Europe where Makel leads the way to hell.
Many Germans I spoken too are not happy with Makel and you're the rare 'diamond '
Are you sure you're not African refugee behind your photo.grin
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Mar 17, 2018 10:11 AM CST Angela Merkel & A Fourth Term
Allegria46: Are you seriously questioning Angela Merkel when you have the most stupid President ever in your own Country?

People in Glasshouses shoudn't throw stones
Germany was only paying 3% of their NATO dues, under Obamanation. The USA is paying the rest. (Only 2 countries pay their dues in full. The USA pays the rest)
Trump got her to admit in a White House press conference, that she will now pay 4%. And still she cried poor... on international TV crying

#ShowUsTheMoney MaMerkel .. yay was a great hashtag
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