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Snap elections in NRW

by Katrin
Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 04:57:29 AM EST

The Social Democrat-Greens minority government in NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia) state of Germany did far better than expected. Now they didn't get their budget through parliament, so there will be snap elections. The opposition's prospects don't look very well and it was very surprising that they didn't let the budget pass. That was suicide for fear of death.

[Friday] morning we discussed the polls in the Salon.

Here's an overview of polls since the last elections.

IM contributed these: Two instant polls:
SPD 37%, CDU 34%, Greens 13%, Pirates 6%, Left 4%, FDP 2%.
(ZDF's politbarometer)
and:
SPD 38%, CDU 34%, Greens 14%, Pirates 5%, Left 4%, FDP 2%
(Tagesschau)

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