[Debate] The Left Party May "Miss the 5 Percent Hurdle"
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Mon Apr 16 10:06:50 BST 2012
Bulletin No. 41, April 11th, 2012
Germany - Aggrieved about Grass
By Victor Grossman, Berlin
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The Left Party, which has some seats in both legislatures, may well
miss the 5 percent hurdle and lose them all due in great measure to
its difficult internal situation in the past year -- now complicated
by the decision of Gesine Loetzsch to resign as co-president because
of the illness of her husband and remain only as Bundestag delegate
from her East Berlin election district. The Left too is affected by
the Grass poem, for some leading members are basically pro- Netanyahu,
while others active support secular and democratic Palestinian
positions. But, as one drama follows the other, in Germany as
elsewhere, I must leave these matters to future articles.
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