There appears to be no end in sight to Germany's crisis of democracy as the European Union's most populous and economically powerful state continues to stumble along without an effective government. Coalition talks between Chancellor Merkel's CDU/CSU and the left wing Greens and classical liberal Free Domocrats have stalled over irreconcilable policy demands.
This government paralysis has continued since the September vote failed to produce a viable coalition. As frustration grows among voters over potential partners’ inability to come to an agreement, desire among the voting public for another election grows. Merkel is reluctant to take this course as the political establishment fear it will lead to further massive gaines for the anti - immigration, anti EU party Alternatif fur Deutschland (AfD). The bureaucratic dictatorship in Brussels which effectively controls the EU is determined to stop any anti - EU party becoming part of a ruling coalition and has caused similar crises in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Austria by trying to defy the will of the people.
Sixty eight per cent of Germans, in a recent poll, said they now favour another election if the so-called ‘Jamaica coalition’ fails to materialise, reports Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Just 29 per cent of Germans oppose another election — and even if the present coalition talks succeed, just 50 per cent said they favoured it taking power. It certainly seems the incompatibility of the Greens and Free Democrats would make stable government impossible.
The idea of a fresh set of elections has been labelled as a disaster for Germany’s political establishment, as admitting coalition talks had failed would be a signal of the incapacity of democratically elected parties, Senior CDU politician and current Schleswig-Holstein Minister President Daniel Günther has said.