http://eurasia.foreignpolicy.com/pos...eserve_merkozyWith the survival of "Merkozy" at stake, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has inserted herself into the French presidential election on behalf of her eurozone partner, President Nicolas Sarkozy.(...)Merkel views the preservation of her partnership with Sarkozy as an important element in the timely resolution of the eurozone crisis, despite their rocky start, numerous disagreements, and natural rivalry. The devil that Merkel now knows well, and has spent considerable capital cultivating, is preferable to the devil she doesn't know, and can only speculate about -- a socialist who, while pro-European, has bashed the financial sector, disparaged austerity, and promised to maintain social spending.
http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2012-03/merkel-buendnis-hollande (in german )
I hope the French people will tell Merkel to **** off and not meddle with internal french affairs.
Last edited by my name again; 03-04-2012 at 05:49 AM.
The article is from February and probably as the German one does, it assesses that European leaders (specifically Germany here) prefer Sarkozy. And I understand them because he has been doing a major job internationally. Cameron supports him too. It's normal that European "conservative" parties support somebody within the same political family, it has always been the custom. Nothing to do with "meddling".
Why would a Conservative politician let a Socialist exploit her popularity anyway?
The original post lacks of pragmatism, realism and intelligence.
Having said this, isn't my name again German?
I'm dissapointed , I thought we are going to invade Holland again
The socialists and Holland himself always said it was xenephobic.
The rest is not surprising, the European conservatives leaders and the socialists leaders belong to the same groups at the EU parliament (The UMP, CDU etc..., are in the christian democrats group, the PS, SPD, Labour, in the social democrat group. the UK conservative are in the "conservative" group a split faction of the christian democrats group, but they're not fooling anyone), so they support each other since they're on the same side, how shocking...
Hollande is not a very lucky candidate
The Europe, part of it at least, is against him and he is not even supported by his own party. All the PS members keep criticizing him on various subjects, most of them being utterly irrelevant but since our medias are pretty talented in turning unimportant things into polemical topics...
Anyway, I guess I won't vote.