Surprise in the last debate before the German elections

The German Foreign Ministry candidates on Thursday celebrated their last Televiso debate, the last opportunity for 40% voters who are indecisive to form an opin

Surprise in the last debate before the German elections

The German Foreign Ministry candidates on Thursday celebrated their last Televiso debate, the last opportunity for 40% voters who are indecisive to form an opinion and establish differences between the programs that, with about 50 pages each, very few They have read. The Round, which until now had been limited to the three candidates better positioned in the polls - the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, the conservative Armin Laschet, and the ecologist Annalena Baerbock - was extended to the Liberal Christian Lindner and the representatives of Die Linke (left ) And of the alternative populist for Germany, AFD. And without any plausible explanation, the sixth guest on the set was the president minister of Bavaria and leader of the Socialcristian Union (CSU), Markus Söder. The CSU has no national implementation, only in Bavaria, and the candidate of the Conservative Block that forms that party with the Christianodemocratic Union (CDU) is Laschet. Söder's presence in the Round only served to further weaken Laschet, second in surveys and against which Bavarian competed, without success, by candidacy.

Except for that peculiarity, there were no fiestals. Except Laschet, which has introduced the security issue in the final line of the campaign, of which he barely spoke before even being one the seals of the CDD-CSU no one came out of the script established by his strategists. Answers tested, attacks on the opponent and ears and, as a whole, an attitude towards the cameras most directed to the viewer than to the contest.

Only the representative of AFD, Alice Weidel, repeatedly crossed the red line, with its already traditional criticism of migration and the freedoms trimmed by the Great Coalition during the Pandemic of Coronavirus. Weidel could afford it. She does not have to lose and a lot to win. Excluding any alliance for the rest of the formations, the objective of AFD is to consolidate the 11% of supports that the surveys augur.

The final debate did not serve to intuit the preferences of the leaders when negotiating a coalition, beyond the proximity between Social Democrats and Greens, or Conservatives and Liberals. Each one fights for himself and the chancellor, Angela Merkel, for anyone. Just a few days after becoming chancellor in her own government, Merkel tries to recover her life. She on Thursday she visited the city of Greifswald by surprise, in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. "She wanted to say 'Arrivelderci' again," he told the mandatory to a flower salesman in a market. Wathing, she walked through the pedestrian area of the city, visited some shops, and photos were made with passengers. She then visited the zoo and portrayed feeding some birds.

Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 17:30

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