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German surplus gives wings to coalition of three worn-out leaders

Merkel, Schulz and Seehofer play their political future in a large coalition project achieved through a millionaire disbursement

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German surplus gives wings to coalition of three worn-out leaders

Money doesn't give happiness, but it helps. Also to forge government pacts. The day after expected news, to know that two major German parties have agreed to settle political crisis that paralyzes country and EU, Germany has taken calculator. The detailed analysis of principle of agreement, a sort of government programme, explains that beyond political understanding, rain of millions of euros in German surplus has proved crucial in cementing pact. This mana treasured by Germans in recent years, has been a political lifeguard for three leaders of great parties, and whose political survival is in jeopardy. In case of Angela Merkel, grand coalition III project would catapult Chancellor into her fourth term, at a time when her leadership is at low hours.

Coalition of Losers

Merkel's not alone on eaves. Martin Schulz and Horst Seehofer, ir coalition project partners were also punished at polls in September and three now aspire to form a "coalition of losers," as ir opponents have baptized.

Mr Schulz, former President of European Parliament, who aroused enthusiasm with his appointment just under a year ago, crashed dramatically at polls in September and current conversations are being lived by many in house of Willy Brandt as Last cartridge of former President of Parliament.

It suffers also Seehofer, whose party has stopped monopolizing conservative vote in Bavaria, due to ascent of extreme right. The latest polls indicate that CSU would lose an absolute majority and up to five percentage points, seven months from crucial Bavarian elections. Seehofer's release in Munich is already underway, but a new grand coalition could provide him with a ministerial portfolio and dampen his political collapse.

"The SPD and CDU want to sedate with a lot of money to an uneasy country", published on Saturday first page of newspaper Die Welt. The counts of principle of agreement that Merkel, Martin Schulz and Horst Seehofer (Allied Socialcristiano and Bavarian of Chancellor) agreed on Friday talk about a million dollar investment – around 46 billion euros divided in next years-destined in Much to social policies. Education, housing, children's schools and family support are some of most benefited areas. Planning such disbursements is made possible by Abultadísimo fiscal surplus. In document, yes, parties undertake to keep accounts balanced and not to borrow.

To thrive new grand Coalition project, German parents will get more money per month for every child y have, re'll be many more free children's schools – up to 3.5 billion for 2021 in this chapter – more street cops and retirees can Brea calmly because basis for reckoning of retirement age will remain. For example, according to calculations published by German press, a family with two children and in which only one of parents work and earn about 30,000 euros, could save up to 789 euros.

These multi-billion-dollar investments appearing in 28 pages of lighting document after 24 hours of uninterrupted negotiation have made it possible to satisfy demands of each or at negotiating table, but y also make good news for a union Europe is asking Berlin to invest more and reduce its excessive trade surplus.

The rain of millions has not fallen quite well in certain sectors of conservative bloc and in business circles, which consider price of pact excessive and detrimental to economy. Ors question why now and not before. "The question is why that money only now returns to citizens, when we have generated large surpluses for years," he wondered on Saturday on pages of Bild Julian Reichelt. And n he said, "Merkel has opened box right at moment when her political survival was at stake. It's hard to believe he could survive a second attempt at a failed coalition. "

The author refers to first attempt to set up a government, which led Chancellor shortly after September elections. Merkel won, but without majority enough to form government. For weeks, Chancellor held intense negotiations with Liberals and Greens, but that project failed, dealing a heavy blow to leadership of a weakened chancellor at polls after 12 years in power.

Completing mandate

The prediction Machacón that announces end of era Merkel, begins to also intersperse between a population, which considers Chancellor a good manager, but also thinks that its exit is next. A poll made public on Thursday indicated that 56% of Germans do not think that Merkel is going to be able to finish her mandate if big coalition with Social Democrats is renewed. His fellow travellers from future coalition also do not go through an optimal political moment. All three are played to a large extent by post in se negotiations.

That is why, despite fact that pact can be most effective alternative to a stable government in Germany and that it has filled with hopes for a Europe eager for German traction, this project is born for many in Germany, impregnated with an end aroma of era political Ca.


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