Sunday’s Italian election have left behind a complex scenario and a lot of attention will be on the negotiations to form a government. In fact, Matteo Renzi has been the first domino to fall as he has decided to resign after his party’s negative results. But in Germany a political future is shaping up, after the Socialdemocrat Party gave the green light to the agreement with the conservatives of Christian Democrat leader Angela Merkel.
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Europe has been seriously hit by the outcome of the German elections. And it’s difficult for it not to suffer the consequences of being led by Germany. What is in doubt is whether in the next crisis, which could be fuelled by any of the underlying threats (Russia, immigrants, separatism etc) there will be sufficient common resources to deal with them.
A three-party “Jamaica” coalition in Germany may not be so bad for Europe as observers fear. The real benefit for Europe would be German domestic policy. After four years of stasis under the grand coalition, the “Jamaica” parties could transform the German economy
Angela Merkel’s victory in Sunday’s general election in Germany was insufficient and fairly negative for the rest of Europe. For one thing, the Macron Plan, to create fiscal unity, has automatically been pushed back for at least four years.
Despite the elements of surprise in yesterday’s general elections in Germany, most analysts and economists believe the overall impact on the financial markets will be limited in the short and medium-term. But with the status quo of the Grand Coalition no longer available, there will now be a period of uncertainty.
There has been something of a political roller-coaster in Europe over the past months, and it appears already that no-one is giving much importance to the upcoming federal elections in Germany. But there are various issues and questions making this election especially important for Germany and the EU.
The elections in Germany are just 3 days away now and all the coalition possibilities are still on the cards. That said, the most likely seem to be Angela Merkel’s CDU&SPD, like now, and CDU&FDF&Greens.
Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel |It is impossible to appeal to progressive middle-class and nativist working-class voters at the same time. Social democrats across Europe are caught in the middle of a culture war. Ahead of next month’s elections, Germany’s Social Democrats have to pick a side.
The damping of the refugee crisis and the strength of the economy have weakened German voters’ desire for a radical change. If Angela Merkel is re-elected as chancellor, the financial markets are likely to function normally.