As the End of Merkelism Nears, What Next for Germany?

If you’re wondering why Merkel — who just recently “won” her recent re-election — is thinking about running again so soon, here’s the reason: while her “conservative” party, the CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian counterpart, the Christian Socialist Union), emerged again as the largest party in the Bundestag, she can’t form a functioning government without some sort of tactical alliance with one or more of the other parties. And that isn’t happening.

  • tom_billesley

    Bereft of Mutti, Germany will have to find someone else to say “Wir schaffen das”

    • Watchman

      The political parties are almost all working to ensure one day, every German will say, “As-Salaam-Alaikum” and the most common response will be “Wa-Alaikum-Salaam”, as muslims are not permitted to wish peace in return to kuffar greeting them with wishes of peace.

      • deplorabledave

        I did not know that. Another reason to shun them.

        • Watchman

          Muslims are instructed never to initiate a “As-Salaam-Alaikum”, and dissuaded from “Wa-Alaikum-Salaam”, but are permitted the equivalent of an Arabic “‘Wa ‘alaykum” (“Same to you”) return to non-muslims, instead of directly wishing them peace. There are some islamic scholars who believe that replying “Wa-Alaikum-Salaam” is permissible, but initiating the greeting with “As-Salaam-Alaikum” is still not. Ref: as well as other sources.

  • vwVwwVwv

    I hope for a MAN.

  • FivePointSpurgeonist

    AfD will become the new largest voting bloc, be asked for the next gov’t after an increase in the polls and Germany will start Reconquista 2.0. Next question?