Germany's Political Mess: CDU Leader Rebukes Merkel on Immigration


Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the CDU’s new leader, makes pointed comments about learning from Angela Merkel's mistake.

Immigration Clarity

The Financial Times reports Germany’s CDU Toughens Line On Immigration.

We have made it clear that we will do everything we can to ensure that 2015 [when nearly 1 million refugees entered Germany] won’t ever be repeated,” Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Monday. “We must make clear that we have learnt our lesson.”

That pointed blast was right at Chancellor Merkel. It's not often a party leader rebukes a head of state from the same political party.

European politicians provided all kinds of clarity today. For a discussion of Brexit clarity, please see Clarification Toilet Paper.

Natural Alliance

As I have pointed out, the natural alliance in German politics would be CDU/CSU (Union) plus AfD. But that is out of the question given the other political parties equate AfD with Nazis.

Germany's Political Mess

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Grand, It Ain't

The current "grand" coalition would not survive another election. The Greens have overtaken SPD.

As the German Polls stand now, it would take a three-way coalition to reach a majority.

Yet, the other parties rule out a coalition with AfD. Meanwhile, the Greens are in favor of more immigration.

Thus, there is no possible majority coalition that makes any sense in Germany.

Meanwhile, AfD, is the leading opposition. This dear Merkel, is what happens when you do stupid things.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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CDU/CSU+AfD+FDP will be the next German government.

FDP was wiped out under 5% previously but they returned to around 10% by attacking Merkel's immigration insanity from 2015 onwards.

FDP just did it with similar talk as CSU.


In 2018 under Seehofer as interior minister Germany has started putting asylum seekers in Anchor-centres where they wait until their asylum process has been completed and if they do not get asylum they are removed more efficiently from Germany:

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