Friday, March 25, 2011

Abwählen = recall?

If I understood correctly: it is possible to recall senators in Wisconsin before the end of their term by public vote. When you look at the black-yellow election poster for next Sunday’s vote in Baden-Württemberg you read the words: Jetzt abwählen (recall now) and you wonder. You can vote alright but how is it possible to recall the Christian Democrats (Conservatives or black) + the Free Democrats (Liberals or yellow)?

What actually is meant is do not vote in Sunday's election for nuclear power. The issue is loaded with German Angst since Fukushima and represented by the present coalition government of black and yellow here in the Ländle. Whilst it is impossible to recall deputies in Germany it is possible not to vote for them in the upcoming election.

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