Sunday, April 24, 2011

GERMANY - 10 years is enough!

After three losses to the three regional elections last month, the Liberal Party President and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (FDP) announced April 3 that he would not run for another term as head of his party during the Rostock Congress 13-15 May This concludes for him ten years as president of the FDP.

And if his successor is a member of the government, he will transfer his duties as vice-chancellor, he added the next day. The idea that Westerwelle is responsible for "the miserable state of the FDP" is unanimously recognized the tageszeitung, but it is "too simplistic". "The next leader of the FDP will also explain the three election defeats to come [including Berlin 18 September]." In reality, the paper explains AC Berlin, "the big problem of the FDP is the success of liberalism: the Greens and Christian Democrats (CDU) are just as guarantors and the Greens may well play the role extra party in a coalition government.

So, what is the FDP?

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