August 1, 2009
Decisão final de julgamento de Suu Kyi só será anunciada em 11 de agosto.
July 29, 2009
July 23, 2009
Note to self. Procurar essa pesquisa:
Most East Germans still don’t feel integrated into German society almost 20 years after the Berlin Wall was torn down, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing an opinion poll. The majority of easterners don’t feel “sufficiently integrated,” Gunnar Winkler, president of Volkssolidaritaet, the social welfare organization that conducted the survey of 1,900 people, was quoted as saying.
Forty-two percent of East Germans are “unsatisfied” or “very unsatisfied” with the German democratic system, Sueddeutsche said, and 41 percent are “xenophobic,” according to the report.
Support for an unlikely-sounding alliance between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left Green party is growing among German voters, which could give the chancellor more leeway to form a coalition if she emerges victorious from this year’s general election [...] Although 66 per cent of Germans see a CDU-FDP coalition as the most likely outcome of the September 27 election, 42 per cent say they would prefer a CDU-Green alliance to a CDU-FDP link-up, according to the poll [Emnid].
SPD sobe 2% na preferência dos alemães [Forsa]
Pra ler depois. Policy brief do European Council on Foreign Relations: Why the Obama Administration should not take central and Eastern Europe for granted
Merkel e Steinmeier estão de férias.
Both Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger Frank-Walter Steinmeier are putting theircampaigns on hold with just 10 weeks left before the federal election with respective long summer holidays. Yet the absence of the rivals for power in Europe’s largest economy hardly raise an eyebrow in Germany, where summer holidays are considered almost sacred and political leaders are expected to take a break like the rest of the country [Reuters].
Errata: Merkel entra em férias no sábado.
Merkel begins a 2-1/2 week holiday on Saturday with the opera at the Bayreuth festival and returns on Aug. 12, just six weeks before the Sept. 27 election. She will not say where she is headed. German media have reported Merkel is bound for Italy.
July 20, 2009
* Assisti “A Day in the German Chancellor’s Office” hoje. Bacana. Logo deve aparecer no canal da DW-TV no Youtube.
* Na Time, Top 10 Teorias Conspiratórias: @ 10 O MUNDO É GOVERNADO POR RÉPTEIS. George W Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Rainha Elizabeth? RÉPTEIS.
* Pra ler depois: Brazil, more dependent than ever (orly).
* Editorial: The Future of European Democracy.
July 19, 2009
Bild: 80% dos alemães acreditam que Merkel continuará no poder. 13% aposta em Steinmeier e 56% quer o fim da “grande coalizão” (CDU-SPD).
“We have not measured such a high approval rating for an incumbent chancellor in decades,” the head of Emnid, Klaus-Peter Schoeppner told the Bild newspaper’s Sunday edition. “Especially unheard of is the high expectation of losing among SPD supporters.”
The Local descreve a aliança CDU-SPD como um “mal necessário”, cita pesquisa do Frankfurter Rundschau que aponta insatisfação de membros dos dois partidos. [Most Germans want grand coalition to end]
A Comissão Eleitoral da Alemanha rejeitou o registro do partido dos fumantes e um partido que buscava a representação de montanhistas (“mountain lovers” pra ser mais exata!). Também rejeitados APPD (partido anarquista que declarava que distribuiria cerveja de graça para seus eleitores) e Die PARTEI (Party for Work, Rule-of-Law, Protection of Animals, Advancement of Elites, and Grassroots-Democratic Initiative – aparentemente um dos seus objetivos era a reconstrução do Muro de Berlin) .
|Por outro lado, o “Partido Pirata” teve seu registro aprovado, assim como um outro partido que pede a “espiritualidade” na política, o bem-estar dos animais e… das violetas.|
Um total de 29 partidos concorrem às eleições de setembro.