Merkel’s Party Suffers Stunning Defeats In 2 German States Amid Bungled Pandemic Response

ER Editor: We remind readers that Germany isn’t just a place where they’re disappointed they didn’t get a vaccine against Covid quickly enough, or where they feel Merkel has been in power too long.
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Germany is also the country that spearheaded almost overnight the illegitimate PCR response to the ‘pandemic’; it is also the country where lawyers Dr. Reiner Fuellmich and Viviana Fischer are currently investigating the fakery surrounding the virus crisis in preparation for a class action lawsuit, and where citizens way back in August 2020 were out en masse protesting against the encroaching totalitarianism with no less than Robert F. Kennedy Jr and doctors from ACU2020 leading the charge. Some of the most influential critics of the plandemic, such as Drs. Sucharit Bhakdi, Karina Weiss and Wolfgang Wodarg, are German.Readers may be interested in this overview of the German situation from a rather mainstream perspective by Damian Wilson for RT, titled Auf Wiedersehen, pet? Germans appalled by sleaze, Covid misery and a static economy ready to turn on Angela Merkel after 16 years.
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Merkel’s Party Suffers Stunning Defeats In 2 German States Amid Bungled Pandemic Response

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Projections show that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union party just got rocked by clear defeats in two German state elections Sunday. Significantly it’s being widely interpreted as a severe setback and sign of things to come just six months ahead of national voting to determine who will lead the country. Though Merkel – who has been in power since 2005 – is not running, the CDU hoped to capitalize off her past four consecutive national election victories.

It appears Sunday’s resounding message is the bloc’s dominance is coming to a swift end. Two governors seen as further to the left are the projected winners in the southwestern states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, riding a wave of popular discontent over Merkel’s perceived bungling of the pandemic crisis and the government response.

As The Associated Press comments“Amid discontent over a sluggish start to Germany’s vaccination drive, with coronavirus restrictions easing only gradually and infections rising again…”

And additionally Merkel’s bloc was “hit over the past two weeks by allegations that two lawmakers profited from deals to procure masks early in the coronavirus pandemic.”

Based on current polling data, it stands to be the CDU’s worst post-World War II defeat in both states. Here’s a breakdown of the projections based on exit polls:

Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) already faced a challenging task against two popular state governors from rival parties. Exit polls for ARD and ZDF television indicated that those governors’ parties – the environmentalist Greens in Baden-Wuerttemberg and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) in Rhineland-Palatinate – were set to finish first, some 8 percentage points ahead of the CDU.

The Greens won 31.5 percent of the vote in Baden-Wuerttemberg and the CDU 23 percent, down from the 27 percent it polled at the last state election in 2016, according to the ZDF polls.

In neighboring Rhineland-Palatinate, the SPD came first again with 33.5 percent of the vote ahead of the CDU, which led there in opinion polls until last month but was projected to have secured only 25.5 percent support in Sunday’s election.

Via AFP

Christian Democratic Union general secretary, Paul Ziemiak, said as the results were being tallied, “To say it very clearly, this isn’t a good election evening for the CDU.” He added, “We would have liked different, better results.”

“The CDU has seen its national popularity wane from 40% last June, when Germany was widely praised for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, to around 33% this month,” Reuters noted in its prior analysis.

Various German and other European media are predicting this marks the beginning of a glimpse of life after Angela Merkel.

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