"My destiny, your vote". That is what the pig of advertising inserted by the Animal Protection Association in the main newspapers of the Electoral Day. I did not know the pig, nor "the millions of pigs, millions of chickens and millions of cows that suffer from the bad conditions in the stables and farms" for those who spoke, to buy a newspaper, at least in Berlin, has been in the Latest 72 hours an impossible.
On Friday, the center of the city was cut off by a climate manifestation headed by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. More than 100,000 people gathered this teenager, a blush of the Foreign Ministry candidates, who have always chosen small squares for their rallies to make sure the full half.
On Saturday, the same happened. Sliced accesses and police vans so that no one would invade the road by which hundreds of skaters should run and yesterday, the same panorama because of the marathon, who, with about 40 kilometers of travel, turned the neighborhoods of the city into hives.
The Germans have gradually celebrated the party of democracy. They have not excluded anyone, not even Coronavirus. No masks and social distance. Nor along the journey of the marathons, nor in the rallies.
The general elections are every four years and these were not any. Those of this Sunday have marked the end of 16 years of Government of Angela Merkel. They opened a new era to which all political parties have wanted to point to the street also with details for everyone.
In the stalls of the Conservative Block that forms the Christianodemocratic Union (CDU) and the Bavarian Social-Christian Union (CSU), for example, gormolas sachets were distributed, it is not known if against the bad taste of mouth that leaves Merkel or to celebrate a sweet Future without her. FDP liberals gave recyclable bags of a perfect size for purchase with the inscription "Tomorrow is built today".
In the posts of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) was also returned with a detail five minutes of conversation and some brochures to read at home. It is not time to plant, but welcome they were their pens of rose seeds. There is no guarantee that they grip and flourish red, because they do not know the social democrats if they will form a coalition of government and if it will be entirely of the left.
Green's gift also had his grace. Its militants no longer make crochet in the assemblies or parliaments, but they do not renounce knitting and for it nothing better than a plasticine bag for children to start modeling their own.
The bait for the vasons to approach the position of the Die Linke Party (the left) were packets of disposable handkerchiefs, for "red noses", put. Help in case of Catarro and against social coldness, the campaign volunteers explained.
Alternative populists for Germany (AFD) have been equally generous with the electorate. The present for approaching was a blue rubber duckling with the inscription "keep the head above the water", because at the point of drowning is the country with as much arrival of foreigners. The AFD had planned to include a poster with the duckling, but they have been victims of a scam. A million posters and posters had commissioned the game to supposedly unbeatable conditions. Well, the order never came because the company, simply, does not exist.
This morning at 6:00 pm (GMT) has opened the electoral schools in Germany. From them, a result will come out that will put an end to the "Angela Merkel era".
More than 60 million citizens with voting rights are summoned to the polls, which will be open until 4:00 pm GMT.
The last surveys present a slight advantage of one or two points for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of the Vicenciller and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, against the conservative and correctional aspirant of Merkel, Armin Laschet.
The elections are therefore presented as an uncertain result, after a campaign marked by the trend changes in the surveys.Date Of Update: 26 September 2021, 05:00