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US 2012 Vrs Germany 2013 coverage


forest

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There is ALOT of coverage on TV about the USA election and there has been for long time now.
RTE and TV3 are doing election specials into the night as of course are the UK media agencies (dont know about TG4)

Question though: Next year Germany will elect a new parliament
Weather or not to continue with the present CDU led coalition or to embrace the SDP
Like it or not that election will be very important to us (especially if we are sill in the bailout)
and will have much more of a direct effect on Ireland

Will or should irish media offer as much attention to that election as with the US and if not why not
 


forest

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True.
And can take a while to get parliamentary results
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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For what it's worth, Regina Doherty just said on RTE's Late Debate that she doesn't know when the German elections are.

Should I be outraged?
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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I blame the Quinn family for this.
 

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Good point, but no the Irish media won't give additional programming for their election results.
 

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There is ALOT of coverage on TV about the USA election and there has been for long time now.
RTE and TV3 are doing election specials into the night as of course are the UK media agencies (dont know about TG4)

Question though: Next year Germany will elect a new parliament
Weather or not to continue with the present CDU led coalition or to embrace the SDP
Like it or not that election will be very important to us (especially if we are sill in the bailout)
and will have much more of a direct effect on Ireland

Will or should irish media offer as much attention to that election as with the US and if not why not
The President of the USA is the perceived leader of the "free world" it will always get more coverage than any other election. Also there is no major cultural connection between Ireland and Germany.

The above by the way is not to take from your point about how important next years German elections will be for the future of Europe and the Euro but it will not excite anyone beyond your average p.ie political addict.
 

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Because Germans are boring as f**k?
 

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For what it's worth, Regina Doherty just said on RTE's Late Debate that she doesn't know when the German elections are.

Should I be outraged?
Lets be honest, how many Irish people do know when the German elections are, very few I would say.
 

forest

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For what it's worth, Regina Doherty just said on RTE's Late Debate that she doesn't know when the German elections are.

Should I be outraged?
I am not certain if Germany sets a particular date way in the future like in america or if the government can call it anytime
but I believe it is in September.
 

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Question though: Next year Germany will elect a new parliament
Weather or not to continue with the present CDU led coalition or to embrace the SDP
Like it or not that election will be very important to us (especially if we are sill in the bailout)
and will have much more of a direct effect on Ireland

Will or should irish media offer as much attention to that election as with the US and if not why not
The present coaition in Germany cannot continue because the FDP have sunk too far in the polls. The most likely outcome is another grand coalition with Merkel at its head. But you have a point - it is probably more relevant to Ireland than the US elections.
 

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The present coaition in Germany cannot continue because the FDP have sunk too far in the polls. The most likely outcome is another grand coalition with Merkel at its head. But you have a point - it is probably more relevant to Ireland than the US elections.
exactly
I dont know what polls are saying
I think however having France and germany's leader from the same political ideology is a good thing though
 

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There is ALOT of coverage on TV about the USA election and there has been for long time now.
RTE and TV3 are doing election specials into the night as of course are the UK media agencies (dont know about TG4)

Question though: Next year Germany will elect a new parliament
Weather or not to continue with the present CDU led coalition or to embrace the SDP
Like it or not that election will be very important to us (especially if we are sill in the bailout)
and will have much more of a direct effect on Ireland

Will or should irish media offer as much attention to that election as with the US and if not why not

I couldn't agree more.

The outcome of the German elections and indeed the British general elections have far more bearing on Ireland than an American election.
 

asknoquestions

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I am not certain if Germany sets a particular date way in the future like in america or if the government can call it anytime
but I believe it is in September.
Yep, it should be in September. It's possible to call an early election but probably not as easy as in Ireland. A few years ago Gerhard Schroeder did this and it had to go to the Bundespresident who okay'd it, giving as one of his reasons that Germans were not having enough children :rolleyes:.
 

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It will be in German. Most men in Ireland will watch this and expect pornography to feature 15 minutes into the program.
 

asknoquestions

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exactly
I dont know what polls are saying
I think however having France and germany's leader from the same political ideology is a good thing though
I dunno, then they can railroad pretty much the rest of Europe. TBH, I hope the greens don't get in because they are pretty negative on Ireland. I can't do anything about it though; even though I'm in Germany and pay taxes there I don't get a vote as I don't have a German passport.
 

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The present coaition in Germany cannot continue because the FDP have sunk too far in the polls. The most likely outcome is another grand coalition with Merkel at its head. But you have a point - it is probably more relevant to Ireland than the US elections.
SPD candidate for the chancellery Steinbruck has ruled out a grand coalition. Their best alternative is a Red/Green coalition but the Greens haven't been making up the poll numbers, the leaders of the green party like Kraft and Kunast just aren't likeable. I think it will be a grand coalition as well, after the election they agree to a grand coalition and spin it as putting aside political differences to serve best interest etc. That said campaigning hasn't even started yet, who knows how the campaign will play out and Steinbruck is currently embroiled in controversy about his expenses as one of the leaders of the SPD.

I would also complain about the lack of coverage of European elections in comparison to the US election but do you really want to see the hacks on RTE and TV3 struggling to pronounce the candidates names or basic things like getting institutions of the Federal Government right. You also have the internet. Can't beat twitter for links to blow by blow coverage and analysis.
 

forest

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if we can pronounce their names when they are beating us at football I cant see why they cant when they are running for parliament
 

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