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Machiavellian Merkel? The Chancellor and FDP Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in the German Bundestag on January 17, 2013.
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Ten years in the past, the FDP failed in the federal election due to the 5 % hurdle. This had been happening since their 14.6 % in 2009. The shock waves haven’t subsided to this present day.

BIn the federal election on September 27, 2009, the CDU and CSU achieved their worst outcome since 1949 for the second time in a row with 33.8 % of the second votes, although they’d been the Chancellor of a grand coalition in the type of Angela Merkel for 4 years since 2005. They had been nonetheless joyful: Merkel was in a position to stay head of presidency. The FDP, nevertheless, celebrated its finest results of all time: it achieved 14.6 % below its chairman Guido Westerwelle.

For the first time in eleven years, black and yellow had a majority in the Bundestag. The coalition settlement was introduced quicker than ever earlier than. Less than 4 weeks after the election, the new ministers had been launched and Merkel was elected Chancellor by the Bundestag. In passing, in fact, she let or not it’s recognized that she had additionally loved working with the SPD. Now with the FDP. For the Liberals, nevertheless, the following seventeenth legislative interval was to be a time of terror – with a nasty finish ten years in the past.