Germans reinforced the notion that they are stupid. Now they'll get another Groko.
supposedly theres 6 possible coalitions, that could form goverment.
1 - SPD + FDP + Greens (grüne)
Social Democrats should be able to work with Free Democratic Party (pro-bussiness, less socially conservative, than CDU/CSU).
And with climate change becomeing a bigger and bigger, issue, working with the greens, probably isn't a bad idea politically.
2 - SPD + FDP + Linke (would need to work with "others", to reach needed seats = unlikely/not as stable)
3 - SPD + CDU/CSU (2 party only, but social democrates and conservatives, often dont have so much politics that overlap, Limits what you can do)
4 - SPD + CDU/CSU + Greens (this way, if some of CDU/CSU, arnt willing to follow suit, you could get by with the extra from greens)
5 - CDU + FPD + Greens (2 conservative parties (to slightly differnt degrees) and the green enviromental party)
6 - SPD + CDU/CSU + FDP (social democrates and 2 conservative parties)
There are other options than "Groko" (the "big/great" coalition between SPD + CDU).
Differnces in political views, imo, make Groko, a lausy combination.
Your basically deadlocked into not really doing much, changeing much, of anything, because of the opposing views from both sides.
So the only thing that gets done, is the obvious stuff that every sane person agree's needs doing.
Hopefully that doesnt come to pass.
Its fun that theres parties that have views that go in every direction.
You have the greens, that are very pro EU, and protectionism, and enviromental protections/laws ect, want the world to act together to fix issues.
You have the AfD that are like very anti EU, immigration, populist rightwing party, that care nothing for the enviroment, or other parts of the world.
These 2 parties views, are so extremely differnt, you couldnt have them in the same coalition.
To a lesser degree, SPD and CDU/CSU, and how they view, what society should be, in terms of what goverment provides society, and how much is spent on it.
You have a left, more "left wing" than SPD (the left/Die linke), and a right wing, more right-wing than CDU (AfD).
I think this is the best way a funktioning democracy works.
Theres something for everyone, whatever belief/views you have, and when you vote, then they group up and work together towards things.
FPTP that the USA and UK have, seem so much worse, you basically only have 2 parties (and both are more or less conserative in their views).
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071